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Ebonyi community petitions Umahi over alleged attacks, killings in Ivo LG




Stakeholders of Amaeze, Ishiagu neighborhood, Ivo native authorities space of Ebonyi State on the weekend petitioned Governor David Umahi to intervene on the alleged incessant assaults and killings of peasant farms by thugs.


One of many neighborhood leaders, Gilbert Okorie who addressed journalists in Abakaliki, accused a gaggle of thugs allegedly working for one outstanding politician locally of finishing up the killings and assaults.

Okorie mentioned between March and June this yr, the neighborhood have misplaced over three individuals over violent acts and plenty of injured.

He listed these killed within the incessant assaults as Denis Chibueze Igwe, Orji Paul who he mentioned was killed and his corpse dumped inside a quarry pit, amongst others.

The neighborhood chief, nonetheless, accused the council Chairman, OnyebuchI Ogbadu of protecting the mentioned group that has been masterminding the killings.

He mentioned: “Folks that aren’t from Amaeze wouldn’t have been coming from one other neighborhood to assault the individuals of Amaeze and be killing them with out the council Chairman figuring out it and the Chairman has been conserving mute in all these items.

“From March until date, the Chairman of Ivo native authorities space, Chief Onyebuchi Ogbadu has stored mute” Okorie harassed.

In a swift response, the council chairman, Mr. Ogbadu dismissed Okorie’s allegation as unfounded and unfaithful.

“It’s Gilbert Okorie and his brother which can be the issue. It’s a identified reality in Ebonyi, it isn’t one thing hidden and I’m not conserving quiet.

“I’m from Akaeze and they’re from Ishiagu and so they don’t at all times agree. Whenever you speak, they are saying they’re the house owners of the land. So, I didn’t hold quiet, I’ve been writing to the federal government and no person is conserving quiet. We don’t wish to go into press warfare as a result of it isn’t press matter, it’s about justice ”, he mentioned.

When contacted, the neighborhood by its lawyer, Patrick Egwu mentioned they’d written to Governor Dave Umahi to make use of his good places of work to trigger a holistic investigation into the matter to instantly put an finish to the incessant killings, assaults and wanton destruction of properties within the space.

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