Ebube-Agu Killed My Seven Brothers In My Presence – Otulu Lone Survivor
Lone survivor in the Otulu Ubawaha killings in Oru West local government area of Imo State, Nnamdi Okezuonu-Nnanna has said the shootings were perpetrated by operatives of Ebube-Agu vigilante and not the Department of State Services (DSS).
Nnamdi who is the younger brother of the groom said contrary to the claims made by Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State and the intelligence agency the DSS was not involved.
Speaking in between sobs he said,”The Ebube-Agu operatives did not ask us anything, they just opened fire on us while we were on four different moving bikes returning from the traditional marriage ceremony of my elder brother, Chijioke.
They didn’t even ask us anything but just started shooting directly at us. There were two people each on three bikes, while we were three on the fourth. And without any warning, I saw my seven brothers shot dead within an instant and without provocation.
I’m alive just by the sheer grace of God, I raised up my hands and was shouting that I was just a passenger and don’t know the already gunned down seven yet they tied my hands and blindfolded me from that 5pm till almost midnight.
It was because I appealed to the Ebube-Agu leader, Izuchukwu Akuegbulenwa popularly called Ogwu Mozambique before they blindfolded me that I’m alive today”, Nnamdi cried.
He disclosed that seven people from his sister in-laws community were also killed by the rampaging operatives.
According to him, his appeal to Ogwu Mozambique that he is his inlaw was what stopped his killing saying “After I cried out to Ogwu Mozambique and he was still undecided, another superior among the Ebube-Agu operatives, ordered them not to shoot me. Though they argued, the man insisted and that was what spared my life.
In fact the President-General of my community sent three brothers to come and help us, but two of them were gunned down instantly just because they stopped by the corpses of our other brothers.
My problem now is how to live with the pain of losing my brothers and how to face their parents which will be a constant reminder.
I want justice for my brothers but I appeal to them not to kill us anymore, they must stop this impunity”, Nnamdi cried.
A cleric, Bishop Kenneth Obi, the Chairman of Citizens for Righteousness and Social Justice warned against any reprisals on the community.
He said “This is one killing too much, and must not be swept under the carpet. The Government must produce the people behind this unprovoked attack”.