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Enugu Traditional Ruler, 3 Others Murdered By Unknown Gunmen


By Ignatius Okpara , Enugu – The Nkerefi Community, in Nkanu East Council Area of Enugu state, has been thrown into anxiety, following the gruesome murder of its traditional ruler, Igwe P.A Onuoha, and three others by unidentified armed men.

Confirming the ugly incident to AFRICAN EXAMINER in Enugu, the state Police Public Relations officer, (PPRO) Ebere Amarizu, said “the Royal father and three others were murdered by yet to be identified gunmen in the early hours of Saturday”

While describing the development as “unfortunate”,  the Command Spokesman, vowed that the police would not rest on its oars, until perpetrators of the act were brought to book.

Amarizu stressed: “the command is working relentlessly to ensure that those behind the alleged murder are unmasked and brought to book”.

He disclosed that the perpetrators were armed with gun and matchet during the attack on the Mgbanaocha Nkerefi community.

Amarizu gave names of the three other victims to include, Ejike Udeme Uzor, Evelyn Udeme Uzor, and Daniel Ogbu, adding that they were inflicted with several matchet cuts on their bodies as well as neck by their attackers.

He hinted that the State Police Command has commenced full scale investigations into the incident, just as the dead bodies of the deceased persons have been deposited at the Eastern Nigeria medical center Enugu and General Hospital Agbani respectively.

Following the incident, Our Correspondent learnt that security had been beefed up  in the area, so as to avoid escalation of violence and possible breakdown of law and order.



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