Urenwa Kalu Chima, a pregnant wife of Mr. Oyeku Kalu Chima the Commander of Ebubeagu in Edda Afikpo south local government area of Ebonyi State has been killed by unknown gunmen.
She was shot dead during an attack in their house at Owutu Edda on the eve of the new year.
There has been a crisis in the Ekoli axis of the Afikpo South council area since December 26th, 2022.
SP Chris Anyanwu, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO)
Ebonyi State Police Command in a statement confirmed the report but said the perpetrator is yet unravel.
He said CP Aliu Garba has ordered a full investigation into the mayhem.
The statement, “A report filed in by CSP Ayodele Umujose, the Divisional Police Officer, Afikpo-South Division, Ebonyi State, has it that the Ama-Etiti Amaoso Edda Youth Leader, Nnachi Mba, reported that, at about 0230hrs of 01/01/2023, the house of the Afikpo-South Ebubeagu Commander, Oyeku Kalu Chima located at Owutu Edda, was attacked and set ablaze while his wife Urenwa Kalu Chima was shot dead.
“It has not been established meantime, who perpetrated the dastardly act, however, the said Ebubeagu Commander alleged that it was one Okporie Ashango and his cohorts that did it.
“The Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State Police Command, CP Aliyu Garba has directed that an immediate investigation be activated by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation/Intelligence Department (SCIID) to unravel those behind the crimes.
“Further to that, detectives of the SCIID and operatives of the Command’s Tactical Teams have taken over proceedings in the area as the CP orders that the perpetrators must be fished out and brought to book pronto.
“It is rather unfortunate that mischief-makers are still fomenting fracas in the State despite witnessing a new year”.
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