Bishop Eleanya Ugorgi, the Presiding Bishop of God’s Victorious Church, Omoku, headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government area of Rivers State, has narrated how over 25 people were killed including his younger brother, ten had their heads chopped off by unidentified gunmen who invaded Omoku community in Rivers State last Friday.
Bishop Ugorji told journalists who were on a guided tour of the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area headquarters, said his younger brother Ekwela, was killed along with his wife, Victoria, on that fateful night.
The cleric disagreed with the blanket insinuation that the death of his his brother and others was caused by rival cult clash.
Ugorgi said his late brother was a staunch member of one of the two major political parties in the state.
He pointed out that before his brother’s death, Ekwela, who is in his mid 40s, was a member of one of the major political parties in the state.
He said, “It was on Friday and we started hearing gunshots between 9:00pm and 10:00pm or thereabouts. After a while, it ceased and after a while, I heard a smash on my window and if you go round, you will see that all the windows were smashed.
“By the time the day broke, we saw my younger brother, Ekwela Ugorji and the wife, Victoria, lying dead outside. My younger brother was beheaded. My younger brother was a politician and that is all that I know about him. My younger brother’s wife was a trader. He is in his mid-40s.
“I don’t think the killers are armed robbers. In Rivers State actually you know this politics of a thing is what has been on the ground and you talk of cultists, cultism has been there, but it has been lying low. When you come to ONELGA, these two parties are really struggling to see who takes over.
“But, things were also moving on well until after the announcement of the Supreme Court. We felt that everything had ended but before we knew it, things started coming up again. Gunshots of that day were something else; everywhere. I think at least 25 people were killed that night and 10 were beheaded in Omoku here.”
Also speaking to journalists who were on a guided tour of the deserted Omoku town amidst very tight security, the father of another victim, Mr. Martin Ugu, said his 31-year old son, Elemchukwu and two others were killed when the gunmen invaded his house that night.
Ugu said, “Unfortunately, they killed three people, including my son, Elemchukwu, aged 31. He was a butcher. They killed him in his room and marched the other two people outside and killed them. They were all shot. Then, my daughter in-law received gunshots too, but she did not die.
“If it is possible, government should step in and I know if government really means it, they can stop this kind of things.”
Omoku the headquarters Ogba,Egbema/Ndoni LGA and host of TotalENP, Agip and other oil companies, has been in the news for more than a year for the wrong reasons.
The communities in the LGA have been turned into killing fields by gunmen.
via PM News