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After Beheading Anambra Lawmaker, Unknown Gunmen Allegedly Vow To Kill More House Of Assembly Members

The killers of Hon. Okechukwu Okoye, an Anambra State legislator, have reportedly vowed to kill more House of Assembly members.

The warning comes less than 24 hours after the grisly murder of a politician from Aguata II State Constituency, whose body was discovered on Saturday at Nnobi, in the state’s Idemili South Council Area.

On May 15, 2022, Okoye and his driver were kidnapped in Aguata, according to Anaedoonline.ng.

Later, he was beheaded.

BREAKING: Unknown Gunmen Behead Anambra Lawmaker

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According to a Newsmen story, a resident of Nnobi told the Newsmen that a message was put next the lawmaker’s head by the roadside.

It quoted the resident as saying, “In the note, the killers vowed that more heads would roll. The letter was not too clear due to raindrops, but it started with the word ‘warning’.

“At some point, it read, ‘everywhere you go, you cannot hide anywhere. We will go after you one by one because soldiers and police is (sic) no longer our problem.”

Since Prof. Charles Soludo was inaugurated in as governor of the state on March 17, homicides and arson have increased in the state.

During that time, four local government headquarters in the state, as well as many police stations, were assaulted and set burning.

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Meanwhile, “unknown gunmen” have established up camps in various Anambra villages, according to locals.

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According to a social media post, criminal elements have established a new camp in Unubi, Nnewi South Local Government Area, from where they conduct attacks on indigenous people.

Also, according to an anonymous statement that appeared on social media last Friday, some persons attacked several inhabitants in the Igboukwu village, which is located along the Obiuno-Ekwulumili Road.

It said, “The armed gang have created a new Operational Camp in the Unubi bush, a town located in Nnewi South Local government Council of Anambra State.

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“On Friday evening, 20th of May, 2022 at about 5:50 pm unknown gunmen laid siege along the road, specifically at Ugwumba Bus Stop, in search of the owner of a Lexus Rx330 who allegedly succeeded in escaping from his car.

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“The Lexus vehicle owner quickly alighted from the car after driving it into the gutter at Ugwumba Bus stop and ran into Ezechibuike’s home, that situates around the bus stop, through which he fled.

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“However, the unidentified gunmen said to be numbering more than ten on arrival at the bus stop discovered that the owner of the car had left, so they laid siege to Ugwumba bus stop for an upward duration of an hour and commanded all the road users this evening to lie face down while they were busy searching for the Lexus owner.”

In the diaspora, descendants of Igboukwu and Unubi were cautioned not to rush back to the hamlet.

Youths had abandoned the community of Ezinifitte, in the same local government region, because they were afraid of being forced into armed gangs.

Despite the fact that the Nigeria Police Force’s Anambra Command’s spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, was unavailable for comment, Governor Chukwuma Soludo has pledged to identify the hoodlums and bring them to justice.

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Soludo had previously given a reward of N10 million to anybody or group with information that might help security forces apprehend the criminals terrorizing the state, according to Anaedoonline.ng.

 

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