Nigerian Police Confirm Killing Of Five Persons After Political Thugs Attacked Ebonyi Hotel – SaharaReporters.com

SaharaReporters had reported that yet-to-be identified gunmen suspected to be political thugs invaded a Home Galaxy Hotel in Nkwoagu Isu and three persons including the owner of the hotel.
The Nigeria Police Force, Ebonyi State command, has confirmed the killing of one Henry Ezeani Chukwu, a 43 year old indigene of Anambra State said to be a bodyguard to Dr Ifeanyichukwuma Odii, a People’s Democratic Party Governorship aspirant in the shooting that erupted in Isu, Onicha Local government area of the state.
SaharaReporters had reported that yet-to-be identified gunmen suspected to be political thugs invaded a Home Galaxy Hotel in Nkwoagu Isu and three persons including the owner of the hotel.
However, the Command’s spokesman, SP Chris Anyanwu, in official statement on the incident on Tuesday, said the incident occurred on the August 24, 2022 at about 08.50pm where five persons were confirmed killed.
Anyanwu said on that fateful day, gunshot sounds were heard around Nkwoagu Isu Market square and immediately the Divisional Police Officer in-charge of the area dispatched a team of police operatives to the area.
He said that the officers traced the direction of the suspected gunfire up to Home Galaxy Hotel Nkwoagu Isu where it was eventually discovered that unknown armed men invaded the hotel and opened gunfire on people.
The PPRO noted that among the people found with suspected bullet injuries, littered in the premises are; Augustine Ogbonnaya Nwadiba, the proprietor of the said hotel, an indigene of Mgbom Amanator Isu; Henry Ezeani Chukwu, 43yrs, an indigene of Anambra State purported to be a bouncer to Dr Ifeanyi Chuks Odii, a PDP guber aspirant and Alexander Ekwe Okorie, a 52 year old native of Uhuoke Amanator Isu.
Anyanwu said that what the officers recovered from the scene were eleven (11) shells of expended AK47 ammunition.
“The victims were quickly evacuated to Amagu Mgbom Health Centre where they were confirmed dead and later deposited at the Morgue facility of the Health Centre.
The Homicide Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department has embarked on a scrupulous investigation of the incident,” he said.
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