Anambra community PG assassinated in his house ...villagers desert roads, local market

Anambra community PG assassinated in his house ...villagers desert roads, local market

By Calis Mbadugha, Onitsha

Unknown gunmen believed to be assassins were said to have in the  evening of yesterday (Friday), stormed the house of the President General, PG, of Umuoji community, Idemili North Local Government Area, Anambra State, Chief Silvester Onyima, and assassinated him.

According to impeccable inside source that pleaded anonymity, his assassination was made known when those who attended the meeting he allgedly convened, waited too long at the venue for him to come and preside over, but could not see him and they decided to get to his house to find out what has delayed his presence in the meeting he personally was the convener.

"It was on getting to his house that they saw him as he layed in the pool of his blood with machete cuts all over his body that showed he was manhandled and maimed by assailants who ensured he died on the spot before fleeing the scene," the sources explained.

The sources explained further that his assassination may not be unconnected with communal crises that include leadership and tenure elongation having allegedly  served and completed two tenures.

Contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Tochukwu Ikenga, (DSP), confirmed the incident adding that his corpse has been deposited in the morque.

He however assured of further development on the incident.

Sequel to the ugly development, palpable fear has reportedly gripped the people in the area forcing them to desert the major roads and Eke market that always has been beehive of activities.

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