Crime Crisis

Ebubeagu Commander Recounts How Gunmen Attacked, Killed Pregnant Wife, Children

The Afikpo South Local Government Area Commander of Ebubeagu Security outfit, Kalu Chima Ekuma also known as ‘Oyeoku’ (Setter of Fire), has revealed how his pregnant wife was murdered in cold blood by hoodlums in the community. She was shot dead by hoodlums in the early hours of 2:30 a.m on January 1st, 2023 in Ebonyi State.

Speaking on the ordeal, Ekuma revealed to newsmen in Abakaliki that when the gunmen struck, he had to leave his wife and his two children in the backyard and seek refuge elsewhere.

“I am a Commander of Ebubeagu in Afikpo South local government.

“On 1st January, 2023, I was sleeping in my bed with my wife and my two kids; Blessing Kalu Chima, 12 years old and Roseline Kalu Chima, 2 years when I heard a gunshot in front of my house which woke me up immediately.

“I wallked to the window and opened the curtain and saw men with Ak-47 riffles numbering about 19 and I know them all.

“Because of my wife’s pregnancy, she couldn’t run. When the door was hit the third time, I left my wife and my children in the backyard. I entered the fence and jumped the fence and landed where villagers throw waste.

“I lay there and heard the last gunshot and my wife shouted and couldn’t talk again. They poured fuel on my two houses and set them on fire.

“I called my PA to go and see what was happening in my house. When he got there, they had finished everything they were doing and he saw the dead body of my wife and my two kids there.

“I called one of my neighbours who assisted me because I was no longer in order and they came and assisted in carrying my wife’s dead body to the mortuary and deposited it.

“As I am talking to you one of the suspects is in the crack office of the state police command in Abakaliki here. Others are on the run but the police are seriously looking for a way to arrest them,” he stated.

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