Two brothers, Uchenna Eze Ominyi and Dominic Ikechukwu Ominyi, who were allegedly slaughtered by suspected Fulani herdsmen have been laid to rest in Aliokwe-Aguachi Ikwagba Ngo, Ohaukwu local Government Area of Ebonyi State on Friday, June 4.
The brothers were killed when the assailants invaded and attacked communities bordering Ebonyi and Benue States.
The attack in Ndiobasi and Obakotara communities in the Ado Local Government Area of Benue State, which shares boundary with Ohaukwu, Ebonyi and Izzi LGAs of Ebonyi State, occurred in the early hours of Sunday, May 30.
It was gathered that the brothers were in one Mission Hospital in Izzi where Ikechukwu was said to have undergone a surgery and was being taken care of by Uchenna when the assailants attacked the hospital, killing them alongside other patients.
The Commissioner for Internal Security, Border Peace and Conflicts Resolution, Chief Stanley Okoro-Emegha, who had confirmed the incident stated;
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“The Ebonyi State Government has observed with dismay the invasion of Nwori Ndi-Obasi Village in Ado LGA of Benue State in the early hours of today, Sunday, 30th May, 2021. To forestall possible spill over of the attack to the neighbouring villages of Okwofuruike and Ohabuleodo respectively, in Izzi and Ebonyi LGAs, Ebonyi State Government effectively mobilised and dispatched a combined team of security agencies and members of Ebube Agu security outfit to ensure that peace and normalcy is restored in the troubled areas.”
Below is an account of the incident by a member of the community, Moses Sonike Onwe:
How it all went down! Comrade Ominyi Uchenna Eze and his younger brother Ikechukwu Eze were of Aguachi Ukwagba Autonomous community, in Ohaukwu LGA Ebonyi State.
Mr Ikechukwu (Uche’s younger brother) was diagnosed of fatty lump between his waist and was referred to a rural medical center at the invaded Izzi Community for a successful surgery, since the general CONSULTANT OF FMC ABAKALIKI, had, without any reasonable doubt, confirmed that Ikechukwu will not walk again with his two legs, if the surgery is carried out at the FMC Abakaliki.