By Kelvi New
Panic struck the rural community of Egbuoma in Oguta LGA, Imo state today as angry youths went on violent protest and destroyed many houses while attacking anyone suspected to be connected to the assassination of their fellow comrade, Mr. Okwudiri.
An eye witness account revealed that the deceased, Late Mr. Okwudiri from Omadi village in Egbuoma Community had a strained relationship with members of his extended family over land issues and matter was already in court.
Events took a violent turn on Sunday evening when some hoodlums, believed to be hired assassins invaded Okwudiri’s residence. To make their job easier, the hoodlums were reported to have disconnected the electricity supply from his generator set which made him come outside the house where he was fallen by the assassins’ bullets.
Moments later, Mr. Okwudiri was rushed to a local hospital nearby. He had bullet wounds in the waist. Many youths of the village were said to have donated several pints of blood. When the situation overwhelmed the medical team at the local hospital, Mr. Okwudiri was said to have been transferred to Our Lady of Lordes Hospital Ihiala, Anambra State; and after being placed under intensive care, he was pronounced dead in the early hours of Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
News of the violent death of Mr. Okwudiri went viral and irate youths descended on those they suspected as having hands in the death of their fellow kinsman.
As at the time of filing this report, over 18 houses seem to have been razed down in the mayhem.