THERE was pandemonium in Ukwuagba, Ngbo, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, as 10 persons were killed by gunmen and four allegedly abducted on their way to a burial ceremony in Effium community in the local government area.
The chairman, Ohaukwu Local Government Area, Clement Odah, while briefing the state’s deputy governor, Eric Kelechi Igwe during a stakeholders meeting over the incident at the council area, told the deputy governor that the four missing persons were on their way to a burial ceremony in Effium, on August 27, when they got missing.
According to him, they were in a party of 30 persons traveling for the burial ceremony when they had an accident at Rest House junction, on the Enugu-Abakaliki Expressway.
Odah disclosed that the men were conveyed to Ezzamgbo General Hospital for treatment before four of them who were in a hurry to get to the burial ceremony left without the others.
He said that when the other 26 left for the burial ceremony, they noticed a road block at Agbaesa in Mgbo where some youths tried to intercept them but they managed to bulldoze their way through the road block to get to the burial ceremony.