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Curfew: Okada Rider Killed In Ihiala

Curfew: Okada Rider Killed In Ihiala ~
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A young boy on a motorcycle has been gun down by yet to be identified killers at Ihiala main town in the Ihiala local government area of Anambra state on Tuesday night around 7pm.

Residents said the young boy was shot dead by men of the Ebubeagu, a security outfit set up by the governors of Southeastern states to curtail insecurity in the region. But security sources said Unknown Gunmen were responsible for the killing of the young Okada rider.

According to eyewitnesses, the young boy rode a motorcycle to buy fuel at a filling station along the Ihiala-Orlu road but he immediately he sighted some men inside Hilux vehicles holding guns, fear gripped him and out of fear he began to run.

The eyewitnesses said the killers gave him a hot pursuit and shot him dead while running.

The eyewitnesses said the killers came with their vehicles to buy fuel like any other person at the filling station, they did not disturb anybody, but the boy, out of fear became panicking and drove off hurriedly.

The eyewitnesses said Ebubeagu operatives were the ones that allegedly killed the young boy, suspecting him to be an informant of unknown gunmen.

But sources close to the Nigeria Joint Security Operatives dismissed the clams of the eyewitnesses, most of whom are residents in Ihiala, explaining that, Ebubeagu men do not go alone in an operation.

According to the sources, Ebubeagu officials are always either at the front or at the back of Nigerian soldiers while in operation or going for an operation.

The security sources claimed Unknown Gunmen are responsible for the killing of the young boy.

“Any group of armed civilians you see not with soldiers or policemen, they are Unknown Gunmen because Ebubeagu people do not go alone”.

The security sources added that they learnt Unknown Gunmen do patrol Ihiala area at night, expecting to come in contact with security operatives who may be enforcing the 6-6 curfew declared by the Anambra State Governor, Charles Chukwuma Soludo last week which took effect from the previous Thursday.

It would be recalled the curfew was declared by the State Government to stop Okada riders, Keke and Shuttle bus drivers from plying the road from the hour of 6pm to 6a.m daily in the Ihiala, Aguata, Ekwusigo and five other local government areas in the state as part of measures to curtail the activities of unknown gunmen in the affected areas.

Published by OsazuwaAkonedo

Banking and Media Consultant

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