…One Dead, Several displaced
Palpable tension presently has taken over the Egbuoma community in Oguta Local Government Area,Imo State,home of the federal Minister of Education,Prof Anthony Anwukah, as youths went berserk following the alleged assassination of one Mr Okwudiri by unknown persons.
The deceased is said to be having frosty relationship with his extended family over land issue with the matter said to be pending at the court but the killing presently may have pitched the villagers against themselves.
The assailants were said to have invaded the home of late Mr Okwudiri in Omadi village,Egbuoma and made straight to disconnecting the generating set before taking hold of the victim upon his coming out to ascertain why his generator went off, and shot him on the waist.
The deceased was initially treated at a hospital in his village before the transfer to a bigger hospital,Our Lady of Lordes,Ihiala run by the Catholic missionaries and immediately news of his(Okwudiri) death filtered into the peaceful community spurned the youths into destruction of properties and setting up of bonfire in strategic places.
Indeed, the report from an indigene of Egbuoma,Kelvin, has it that over eighteen(18) houses have been touched while some persons were been displaced as they flee to safety in neighbouring communities pending when normalcy returns.