Community leaders beg Soludo for intervention over incessant killings




Indigenes of Enugwu Nanka, in Nanka community, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State have appealed to Governor Chukwuma Soludo to come to their aid, saying that killings were becoming too much.


In a Save Our Soul (SOS) letter written to the governor by the leadership of Enugwu Nanka village, which was signed by Joe Omehaa, chairman and Peter Godson Oforkansi, secretary, the village union said there had been division in Nanka, and that some powerful indigenes were seeking to silence the majority for standing by the truth.


The letter cited several incidences of killings, and attempted assassination in the community, stating that the new norm is to stop police investigation after every killing.


“Your Excellency Sir, one of the killing is that of a boy of 25 years, Mr. Toochukwu Onyemelukwe, who was murdered in Enugwu Nanka Village square, along the Main Road at the popular Ukwumango Nwanyi Uzo village square – an open public place.


“This was simply because the young boy was from the opposing faction of the village union, the Enugwu Nanka Village Development Union, against the faction (ODU) being controlled by some powerful persons.


“Mr. Martin Okeke, who reported the murder of Mr. Toochukwu Onyemelukwe to the Police, has met many assassination attempts, just because he reported to the Police about that crime.


“Mr. Martin Okeke’s life has been continuously threatened by the suspected culprits since they discovered he reported the murder to the police.


“Recently too, a politician, Mr Joe Mohale was killed by unknown gunmen, after he received the member representing Orumba North and South Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Princess Chinwe Nnabuife, as against advice that no one from the community should associate with her,” the community said.


The group called on Soludo to order for an investigation to the numerous killings of innocent souls in Nanka, and to investigate reasons for having many factions of the town union, which has resulted to the abnormalities, sacrileges and abominations in Nanka.


Speaking about the factions, the group said: “Both Nanka Town Union and villagers are into factions and frictions due to high handedness and kill-and-coverup activities in Nanka.


“For some period of time now Your Excellency, you might have heard of number of murders of some innocent souls in Nanka, murder which some of the killings were perpetrated by unknown killers; but the ones that their killers are known are protected from police investigation by the leaders of the influential group.


“We are thinking these factions may result to a total collapse of our dear town if not checked; also, we seek that the police be allowed to make proper investigation of crimes in Nanka.”

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