Special Forces Agents Storm the Enugu Town Hall Meeting, Assassinate the Monarch |
Police storm the Enugu town hall assembly, kills the monarch
On Sunday, at least seven houses and several cars were demolished by youth protesters from the Oruku community in the Nkanu local government area of Enugu state following the assassination of traditional Igwe ruler Emmanuel Mba of suspected agents of the young special police in arms and tactics.
PUNCH Metro learned that a mixed squad of soldiers, police, and Nigerian Security and Civil Protection Corps had been sent to the community to restore peace.
Our correspondent learned that suspected special forces agents led by Inspector Dunlady shot the monarch on Saturday while addressing members of his community at the town hall, and he bled to death before he received medical attention.
It is reported that the police arrested one Agozi Ani, who was also present at the meeting.
Community sources told our reporter that plainclothes police officers armed with AK-47 assault rifles entered the meeting point in an SUV and Siena around 2:00 pm on Saturday, adding that they immediately pulled off the road. car, they moved into the lobby and tried to see the monarch.
It was said that they did not reveal their mission, but rather sought to see the monarch.
According to one source, the police were escorted to the town hall by three Oruku natives, named Emmanuel Nwobodo, Onema Edeh and Sunday Onunze, who also left with the police in the same vehicles.
They will reportedly come with a squad and leave with the police when the atmosphere turns bloody.
The source said: “A traditional ruler presided over the meeting and three natives pointed to him; immediately one of the policemen shot him in the thigh, he fell and was bleeding.
“After the assassination of the monarch, confusion arose. Everyone in the lobby rushed to flee when gunmen opened fire in all directions. In the confusion, they tried to arrest some of those present at the rally. “
As it became known, the traditional ruler, elected by his community on December 26, 2019, bled to death before he received medical attention.
Another source told our reporter that the police took the bloody monarch and Ani to Enugu State University Hospital in Parklane when they noticed Mba was dying, but the hospital was refused. admit it and told the police that there was no bed.
“They were sent to Enugu National Orthopedic Hospital, but upon arrival, the emergency department doctors pronounced the monarch dead.”
His body was taken to the morgue of the National Orthopedic Hospital, and Agosi’s whereabouts were not known at the time of this report.
Former Nkanu East Local Government Council Chairman Ejike Ani confirmed the incident at PUNCH Metro on Sunday.
Ani described the killing of the monarch as shocking and unacceptable for members of the community and called for the arrest of the police officers involved in the murder.
“Igwe Mba was killed by special forces from Abuja who stormed the site of our annual meeting on December 26, chaired by the late monarch,” he said.
The community leader, Chief Eze Emmanuel, told our reporter that he and other community leaders went to investigate the state police headquarters in order to establish the identity and motives of the attackers, but they were told that none of the subordinate police stations received such records.
Injured members of the community reportedly gathered on Saturday and began burning down the houses of some of the indigenous people responsible for the murder.
The house fires continued until Sunday afternoon, when security personnel were deployed to restore normalcy to the community.
Seven houses, including the residence of the father of the former permanent federal secretary, Chief Raymond Okenwa, were reportedly burned down.
Some cars parked in the affected buildings were also set on fire by the freed youths.
State Police Public Relations Officer Daniel Ndukwe said Sunday in a statement that normal life has returned to the community and that Police Commissioner Ahmad Abdur Rahman has ordered a full investigation into the incident.
Ndukwe said: “Following the violence in the Oruku community, Nkanu Eastern State LGA in connection with the alleged execution and death of its traditional ruler by militants suspected of being the police on December 26, 2020 at about 4.30 pm, normalcy was restored after after Police Commissioner Ahmad Abdur Rahman promptly ordered the dispatch of agents to the area and a full-scale investigation into the incident.
The Commissioner, reaffirming his commitment to thoroughly investigate and bring to justice those responsible for the alleged assassination of the traditional sovereign and the subsequent acts of violence, urged the community to remain calm and avoid actions that could provoke further incitement. violence in the area while the investigation is ongoing. He warns that anyone found missing will face the full weight of the law. ”