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Assassins attack family, kill 2 children in Ebonyi community

Assassins attack family, kill 2 children in Ebonyi community - Orient Daily, Family, Ebonyi State, attack, assassins

By Sunday Agbo, Abakaliki

Suspected , on Sunday, attacked Oke at Umuogodoakpu community, Ngbo, in Ohaukwu local government area of , slaughtering two children, aged seven and four and severe­ly injured another.

learnt that the attackers took the un­aware when they arrive their home, as they snatched and butchered Chidiebere Oke, a 4 -year -old boy, amid pleading from helpless mother, before preceding to machete another, Chisom Oke, a seven-year-old girl. The assailants also proceed­ed to Chinonso Oke, the eldest child, who survived with serious injuries.

The Police Pub­lic Relations Officer, SP Loveth Odah, who confirmed the inci­dent, told that Mrs Oke was frying garri in her com­pound when two men attacked the family, killing two of her children.

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A source, Emmanuel Onwe, claimed that the yet-to-be iden­tified invaded the home of the victims’ parent with the intention to wipe out the family, but ended up attacking their children; a development that culminated into the death of two of the children, while the surviving son was lying critical­ly in the hospital.

“The mother of the children was with her kids when the unidentified persons came and snatched the little child from the mother. The woman was shout­ing, calling for help, but nobody could help her. The killer suc­ceeded in butchering one of the children, and then proceeded to butcher others. These two are already dead and deposited in the mortuary, while the one that is the eldest is lying critically in the hospital.”

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According to him, “their father is in Onitsha in Anambra state, but I learnt that he had left Onitsha to the village.”

This paper gathered that fol­lowing an official report by the victim’s neighbor, police opera­tives from Ohaukwu Divisional Police Station swung into action and nabbed two suspects in con­nection with the crime.

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