Vanguard Correspondent Escapes Death In Hands Of Land Grabbers In Isi-Uzo


By Adaddareporters

Mr Dennis Agbo, working for the Vanguard, Sunday, escaped death by the whiskers when he was pounced upon by some youths suspected to be agents of land grabbers.

Agbo and four others were allegedly attacked by armed youths from Neke community in Isi-uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State.

He told our correspondent that he had mobilized four labourers to clear a farmland located at Ugwuokwunele Umuaram in Ikem in Isi-Uzo LGA, but on getting there, he discovered that some people had built houses on the land.

While he was still trying to find out the owners of one of the houses, about ten boys who were mobilized to the scene descended on them, beating them to stupor, he said.

He continued, “They kidnapped us with the two motorcycles we went there with. They took another Ikem person to their village at Neke. They now mobilized over 300 boys who were fully armed with all sorts of weapons, including charms. They said they would kill us.

“We were eventually freed after painstaking efforts by Sunday Ekwu. Our attackers told us to tell our people that they are prepared for war with our people.

“I was seriously beaten. One of us is already in the hospital because his eye was badly damaged. They seized some of our personal belongings, including phones, wheelbarrows and other items. We were held hostage for more than three hours. My head and other parts of my body are full of bruises.”

Agbo said the attack had been reported to the police, insisting that his late uncle had lived his entire life there and was buried in the same place.

Adadainfo is an online newspaper reporting Nigerian news. Email: Phone: 08071790941

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