February 28, 2024

A girl ,Munachi Obasi-Igwe, aged 17 year-old was found dead in a bush along the Agbabor-Isu track road in the Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi.

A relative of the deceased, Mr. Obasi Igwe, said that the deceased was a Senior Secondary 1 (SS1)student who was coming back from an ancestral home and was murdered on her way back.

Igwe added that the girl was suspected to have been killed on Monday evening.“She was on her way back to her ancestral home, Amakporo, Onicha community.She was gruesomely murdered on Monday on her way back to Amakporo, from our neighboring village, Agbabor Isu.”

“We, the family, need justice. The security agencies should come to our aid. We do not know what was her crime that led to her death”.Meanwhile, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Uchenna Orji, has said that hasn’t been any evidence so far to link the killing to herdsmen as he stated that there were no herdsmen residing in the area.Orji said the deceased was believed to have been attacked by criminal elements in the area while she was returning from a neighbouring village.“We condemn the ugly incident. The unfortunate incident is the handiwork of yet-to-be-identified criminals,” he stated.

Marvelous Ogidi

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