Thursday August 4 was of tears and sorrow as remains of the four persons murdered by unknown gunmen at Ekpaomaka in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State was buried.
They were murdered in cold blood by unknown gunmen on 17th May, 2022 at about 10 pm.
The victims of the attack James Orogwu 75, elder brother to the Chairman of Ikwo Local Government Area Elder Stephen Orogwu and two of his sons ,Chigbogu 26 , and Sunday, 19 as well as a security guard Kelechi Nwuji 27 were all laid to rest after interdenominational funeral service at Nwanoyo Stadium, Ikwo Local Government Area.
Governor David Umahi in a message of condolence to the family and the people of Ikwo, described their unfortunate death as barbaric and man inhumanity to man.
He prayed such calamity should never befall Ikwo people again.
The Governor represented by the Deputy Governor Dr Kelechi Igwe decried that the society has decayed and urged youths to rise up and wage war against wanton killings in the land.
Umahi noted that insecurity is not peculiar to Ebonyi State, emphasized that there’s urgent need for residents of the State to expose criminals living among them.
He charged stakeholders, council chairmen to be at alert and report any suspected miscreant to the security operatives .
That government of Ebonyi state will not take for granted the mandate given to them by the people of Ebonyi state.
In a sermon, tagged Remember, Rev Ikenga Agwu urged Christians to always remember that world is not our home.
Rev Ikenga Agwu admonished the family to remain strong and faithful to God despite the ugly incident.
Rev. Agwu who represented the prelate of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, said though the circumstances behind their death were tragic, but as Christians should build courage to trust in the lord.
The chief mourner and Chairman Ikwo local government area Elder Steve Orogwu, said he leave vengeance for God as his brother and children never knew the offense they died for. “You never know anything but your we’re killed for what you know nothing about “.
The chairman describes his late brother as an industrialist who loves peace and pray God to show him mercy and fight for them as the unknown souls uprooted their lives.
The son of the 75 years deceased Dr. Uchenna Orogwu describes his late father James as great hero who loves to help those around him and a lover of farming. He prayed that God will continue to give him/his siblings eternal rest.