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2 shot dead in Ebonyi community over political differences

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By Ruth Oginyi

Tension is currently increasing in Oriuzo Community, Ezza North local government area of Ebonyi state following the death of two persons who was reportedly shot dead on Sunday  over an alleged political differences.

Report have it that one Shedrak Nwode from Umuezoka  and a girl whose name is yet to be identified but said to be his girlfriend was alledgedly shot dead by a development center coordinator in Ezza north ( name with held) for refusing to join same political party with him.

A Community Sources disclosed that trouble started when late Nwode arrived at Oriuzo were a serving councilor from Ezza North was doing thanksgiving ceremony and the people were shouting APC!, APC!! (All Progressive Congress) and he quickly said that he is not of APC but of Peoples Democratic Party,PDP. 

On saying that the said coordinator allegedly shot him up, that he should behave himself or he be dealt with.

After the argument, the deceased drove out with his motorcycle and was ambushed on the road and shot on his head.

He said, “the fight is supposedly to by between PDP and APC, the deceased got to the venue of the event while they where shouting APC! APC!! he said he is not of APC but of PDP,  as he made the comment the coordinator, shuned him not to say that nonsense again or they kill him, as the coordinator said that, the deceased asked why he should be threaten that way and asked if he doesn’t have the right to express himself.

“From  that moment serious argument broke out that the council chairman of Ezza North, Mrs Nora Alo called the deceased for a talk and after that they took pictures together. 

“After about ten minutes the deceased left with a girl reportdly to be his friend friend. While leaving the venue of the event he was ambushed by the Coordinator, and shot him at a close range on the head, it was a bullet from the deceased head that killed the  girl he was carrying on his motorcycle.

“He went for a thanksgiving service of one of the councillors of the local government at Oriuzo, Ezza North.

“You know that two confraternity Baggers and Ayees have been having issues in the state, while the coordinator belongs to Barggers, the deceased belongs to Ayees. But the state government had taken measures few days back to make peace for the people now another killings has taken place from a government official.

“The deceased is from Umuezeoka in Ezza North his name is Shedrak Chinedu Nwode also known as mgbamgba, he is planning to get married” soon.

Further investigation revealed that a top member of the state House of Assembly  masterminded killing of late Shedrak as he was his hitman.

Contacted on phone, the accused coordinator said he will get back to our reporter.

When contacted on phone, the police spokesperson, DSP Loveth Odah said the command was yet to receive former brief on the case from Ezza north DPO.

She said a distress call came into her phone telling her that it seems someone has been shot dead that he saw people running Helter scatter but she can rely on a distress information.

“I’m not sure the command has gotten such complain, let me check my records and I will get back to you”. Odah said.#

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