Written by Ogeh Friday Igiri
For Biafra Times
10th April 2020
Four traditional rulers from Umuogudu Akpu in Ngbo Ohaukwu LGA Ebonyi state were abducted by the Nigeria army on 7th April, 2020 in Ohaukwu LGA headquarter at Ezza-Ngbo.
The traditional rulers which includes three village heads in the community and the autonomous community king of Umuogudu Akpu in Ngbo was invited for a meeting with the Ohaukwu LGA chairman, Barrister Clement Odah who is a willing tool to Ebonyi state governor, Engineer David Nwaeze Umahi who dance to the tune of the Fulani cabals in Abuja.
The meeting was arranged as a plot to forcefully hand them over to the brutal Nigeria army which they smoothly accomplished.
They were abducted following the unconfirmed assertion by the Nigeria army that a Nigerian soldier was murdered in Umuogudu Akpu community in Ngbo Ohaukwu LGA Ebonyi state.
Recall that on 10th March, 2020 the Nigeria army according to the intelligent report gathered from the scene of the incident by some of the survival of the mayhem, combined with the deadly Fulani herdsmen terrorists and invaded Umuogudu Akpu community at Ngbo in Ohaukwu LGA. Many residents including children, women and elderly men were massacred and beheaded; many homes and yam ban as well as domestic animals were killed and some set ablaze by the invaders, a lot of people sustained various degrees of bullets and cutlass injuries as a result of the attack.
More than thirteen persons were confirmed dead as a result of the attack by the Nigeria army and the Fulani herdsmen.
A survived eyewitness of the attack described that the perpetrators were all dressed on black like the Nigeria military police and the Fulani herdsmen, with sophisticated weapons including AK49 and AK47 rifles, cutlass, dagger just to mention but few, he said that they numbered more than thirty.
The ugly incident followed series of threats issued out by the Nigeria army to the community, that they will launch an attack in Umuogudu Akpu as a means to retaliate the unconfirmed assertion of the murder of a Nigeria soldier in the community, residents of the community who survived the attack which spoke to the media on the condition of anonymity, revealed that the army threatened to make it horrible and disastrous like they did in Bayelsa state and other Biafra states; the threat was later carried out with outrageous damages attached to it.
The Ebonyi state government has done nothing or less in order to address the situation despite efforts made by the helpless people of Umuogudu Akpu and Ngbo as a race in seeking for help and the intervention of the state government before and after the attack, some community residents who escaped the attack could not hide their feelings while speaking to the media, they said the Ebonyi state governor, Engineer David Nwaeze Umahi and other political leaders in the state are working assiduously with their enemies to decimate them, in an effort to achieve their 2023 selfish political ambitions to the detriment of the people.
The following persons were abducted by the Nigeria army in 135 at Ezza the headquarter of Ohaukwu LGA on Tuesday 7th April, 2020, HRH Ezeh Godwin Ogba the Umuogudu Akpu Autonomous community king, Apostle Ezeh Augustin the village head of Ndieguorie Umuogudu Akpu, Chief Ali Nwaodi the village head of Ukpegu in Umuogudu Akpu, Elder Oselebe John the village head of Amakpu in Umuogudu Akpu.
They were kept at an unknown location as at the time of this report, though unconfirmed information revealed that they were taken to zone nine (9) police headquarter in Calabar Cross Rivers state but has not been confirmed by the media.
Many confirmed that they have lost hope and confidence on Nigeria that all they need is the restoration of Biafra as a sovereign state. They declared their readiness to officially identify with the Indigenous People Of Biafra led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to drive home the agitation and quest for Biafra total freedom.
Published by: PRINCEWILL AKUBUMMA