Gunmen kill Ebubeagu commander


Gunmen, on Wednesday, killed the Commander of Ebubeagu Security Outfit in the Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Mr. Magnus Iganda.

The PUNCH reports that Iganda was killed in his house by yet-to-be identified assailants in the early hours of Wednesday.

A community source, who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said the situation caused panic in Umuezeoka community and Nkomoro village.

He said, “The gunmen came to his house in the morning of Wednesday. They said they came to his house on a motorcyclist and they were two. They shot him. School children ran out of their classrooms the moment news of the incident got to Nkomoro village. Women and traders were seen locking their shops.”

A stakeholder in the area, who is also the Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Ezza North LGA, Mr. Emeka Nwonu, confirmed the incident and described it as shocking and barbaric.

In a statement he issued on behalf of the party in the area, Nwonu called on security agencies to fish out the killers of the Ebubeagu commander.

The statement read, “The All Progressives Congress, APC Ezza North Local Government Area has received with shock, the sad news of the gruesome murder of the Commander of Ebubeagu Security Outfit, Ezza North Local Government Area, Mr Magnus Iganda, by yet-to-be identified gun men in the early hours of today.

“The news about his killing is shocking, and we wonder why some individuals take delight in the termination of lives of fellow humans instead of being the keepers of those fellows as instructed by the scriptures to be our brothers’ keepers.

“Our prayers and thoughts are with the immediate family members, the people of Umuezeoka, the government and the good people of Ezza North LGA on this irreplaceable loss.

“We therefore, call on the security agents to deploy their professional techniques and ensure that the killers are fished out and be punished accordingly” he said.

Effort to reach the Police Public Relations Officer, in the state, Mrs Loveth Odah, for comment was not successful as of the time of filing this report.

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