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Stray Bullet From Southeastern Nigeria Security Outfit, Ebube Agu Kills Traditional Ruler’s Daughter In Ebonyi

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A stray bullet from an unidentified operative of South-East safety outfit, codenamed Ebube Agu has snuffed life out of the daughter of a conventional ruler in Onicha Igboeze group, within the Onicha Native Authorities Space of Ebonyi state. 

The deceased, mentioned to be the daughter of a conventional ruler, Ezeogo Oshimiri Agwu, Nwukpa, Oshimiri 1 of Onicha, died after the stray bullet allegedly fired by safety operative hit her at Onuafor Enuagu the place she was promoting fruits on Wednesday night.



Confirming the incident in a Fb submit on Thursday, the monarch mentioned, “Even when it appears the tiger sleeps, it would not suggest slumbering. Enyi is hooked up to no matter and whoever that has it for a purpose. Onwo dụdụ ayaa, evụ je kwahụ idei n’ime.. iwee oh. I’m saddened. Ma seh ọdụ o dụ. Omere m erinaaa eh.”

A former Ebonyi lawmaker, Linus Okorie, additionally shared a photograph of the deceased particular person on his Fb web page.

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He alleged that the photographs have been fired by an Ebube Agu operative who got here together with his colleagues to the realm to arrest a coffin maker over undisclosed allegations.

He wrote, “This younger woman (sic) of about 25, a hard-working youth and daughter of HRH Oshimili Agwu Nwukpa, peacefully plying her professional commerce of promoting fruits at Onuafor Enuagu, Onicha Igboeze; was gruesomely gunned down by reckless ‘safety operatives’ this night. She was hit by bullets from the weapons of those goons whereas attending to her clients in her store.
 
“Whereas some say that the reckless shooters have been POLICEMEN from Onicha Command Isu, different eyewitnesses insist that they have been EBUBEAGU operatives that got here in an UNMARKED WHITE HILUX from Isu to arrest a sure COFFIN MAKER for unclear allegations. 
 
“Whichever group is accountable for this crime, it’s one assault too many on the peaceable individuals of Onicha Igboeze; and the atrocity should be totally investigated and prosecuted. For too lengthy and repeatedly now, the peace of Onicha Igboeze has been repeatedly disrupted by ‘state or quasi state’ operators with out justification. We’ve got regularly appealed and cautioned that Onicha Igboeze may be very risky and that nobody or authority ought to discover pleasure in placing hearth to the gas of that undesirable volatility; however what will we get? 
 
“Within the warmth of ‘Unknown Gun Males’ period, an alleged Ebubeagu workforce shot their manner into the identical Afor Enuagu harassed villagers, destroyed properties and burnt down a widow’s house with out justification. Additionally, just a few Mondays in the past, after a murderous assault at Anike Onicha by a number of gunmen that left about 8 individuals lifeless, a number of others injured, with many autos and bikes burnt; the identical ‘Ebubeagu shooters’ invaded the clan in a hail of bullets to execute a vexatious challenge of mass arrest of hapless villagers; who have been nonetheless in deep shock of the day’s assault. 
 
“We’re peaceable, however not cowards. The individuals are lengthy struggling, however not timid. They are often understanding, however not silly. These unprovoked assaults should cease. Nobody ought to take the persistence of the individuals of Onicha Igboeze for weak spot or worry. We can’t be the taking pictures vary of Ebubeagu or any trainee safety power, or our individuals the dummies for stay potshots. 
 
“All these approved to bear arms should be individuals appropriately skilled and cleared to take action. The looming hazard is that residents might be pushed to resort to self assist, if these unprovoked and unprofessional assaults usually are not stopped forthwith and the individuals concerned reined in. 
 
“Whereas calling on the great individuals of Onicha Igboeze to proceed to stay calm and law-abiding, even within the face of this vexation act of homicide, authorities and safety businesses should act swiftly to arrest that workforce that invaded Onicha Igboeze as we speak and snuffed life out of our daughter. They should be delivered to justice. 
 
“In the meantime, each native and state authorities authorities should intervene with the bereaved household to offer succor and empathy at this level of their grief.  Something quick is a name to anarchy. Relaxation In Peace pricey daughter. You shall not die in useless.”

Governors of the South-East state had in April 2021 introduced the institution of Ebube Agu.

The outfit was charged with the duty to coordinate all of the actions of vigilantes within the South-East and test the rising degree of insecurity within the area.

It was common after the South-West safety outfit, Amotekun.

The South-East area has witnessed a rise in insecurity, together with assaults on safety operatives, their amenities and different crucial infrastructure by unknown gunmen.

There are additionally reported instances of banditry, farmers-herders clashes, armed theft, amongst others.

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