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Gunmen kill Ebubeagu’s commander’s wife, raze country home

by OkeomaNews

Fleeing gunmen on Sunday shot dead the wife of commander of Ebubeagu Security Network in the Afikpo Local Government Area of Ebonyi state, Chima Oyeku.

His wife, Udenwa, was killed as the suspects burnt his house at Owutu Edda in Afikpo South LGA of the State.

A statement issued by the police spokesperson in the state, Chris Anyanwu, the state commissioner of police, Aliyu Garba, had ordered a holistic investigation into the incident with a view to arresting the fleeing suspects.

Anyanwu, said that the command’s commitment to a secured Ebonyi remained on unshakeable.

The statement read in part “A report filed in by CSP Ayodele Umujose, the Divisional Police Officer, Afikpo-South Division, Ebonyi State, has it that the Ama-Etiti Amaoso Edda Youth Leader, Nnachi Mba, reported that, at about 0230hrs of 01/01/2023, the house of the Afikpo-South Ebubeagu Commander, Oyeku Kalu Chima located at Owutu Edda, was attacked and set ablaze while his wife Urenwa Kalu Chima was shot dead.

“It has not been established meantime, who perpetrated the dastardly act, however, the said Ebubeagu Commander alleged that it was one Okporie Ashango and his cohorts that did it.

“The Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State Police Command, CP Aliyu Garba psc (+) has directed that immediate investigation be activated by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge the State Criminal Investigation/Intelligence Department (SCIID) to unravel those behind the crimes.

“Further to that, detectives of the SCIID and operatives of the Command’s Tactical Teams have taken over proceedings in the area as the CP orders that the perpetrators must be fished out and brought to book pronto.

“Recall that last week, no fewer than three persons including a police officer were killed in the same axis because of alleged political tussle between the State Chairman of APC, Hon.Stanley Okoroemegha and the former council chairman, Barr. Eni Uduma Chima.”

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