Awgbu Community buried 5 Indigenes that got killed 2 weeks ago
It was a sad day full of tears as the entire inhabitants of Awgbu, a Town in Orumba North Local Government Area in Anambra State, gathered in their Central Town hall to pray for and bury the 5 Victims Killed by Hoodlums at night on the 18th day of May 2023.
Recall that, on May 18, 2023, Awgbu town was attacked leading to the death of five of their indigenes and the loss of properties valued at over N10,000,000.
Narrating how the incident happened, Mr. Emmanuel Akidi, the current President General of the town said “On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 17, 2023, a commercial tricycle(Keke) was chased into Awgbu town through Amaokpala by some commercial motorcyclist who claimed that they were armed robbers and heard fired series of gunshots in that axis.
“A large crowd had gathered to join those who chased them into the town. In the ensuing melee, three of the occupants were caught. The Awgbu Vigilante service was able to rescue one of them and promptly handed him over to the police.
“The crowd, which had become uncontrollable at this time, took the other two to the boundary of Awgbu-Agulu and executed them.
“Unfortunately, on Thursday, May 18, 2023, Awgbu was attacked by some hoodlums riding in keke, whom eyewitnesses say came from Awka axis. The hoodlums set the market on fire and shot four persons dead and burnt one in his shop, he concluded."
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