Ndigbo Unity Forum Condemns Umahi’s Insensitivity Over Murder Of Police Operatives In Ebonyi State


The Ndigbo Unity Forum (NUF), has condemned in strong term the indifferent disposition of Ebonyi State Governor, Mr. David Umahi over the killing of two Police officers and injuring of five others who were on special national security assignment in Effium, Ebonyi State.

According to Hybrid News findings, five Engineers working at Rige Road project at Effium, Ezza in Ebonyi State were on November 3, 2021, abducted and suspected to have been murdered.

Following the incident the Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police drafted his officers led by Bruno Chukwu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and the Officer in charge of Anti-Kidnapping in Ebonyi State Police Command to unravel the disappearance of the road engineers.

Other Police officers from other departments in the State Command alongside some digital investigators, all numbering about 30 were in the team to arrest the suspected abductors/kidnappers of of the 5 engineers.

But on November 28th,the team on operation were ambushed by Ezza Worriers said to be numbering about 60 and in ensuing gun battle one Policeman was killed and another abducted alive.

DSP Chukwu, a train tracker, a dolmar machine operator and two others police officers were seriously injured in the gun duel.

Unfortunately, since this unfortunate attack on 28th November 2021, NUF neither the Governor nor any of his cabinet member has visited these injured personnel to sympathise with them at hospital.

In a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary in Enugu State by NUF, Chief Unah Zachcius Unah, they condemned this act of insensitivity displayed by Governor Umahi, describing the action as condemnable, unfortunate and sad”

The group therefore called on the Governor to immediately visit these injured personnel at the hospital and pay their hospital bill, saying that these would boost their morale and encourage them to make more effort in unrevealing those responsible for the atrocious murder.