By Frank Nwaete
The prevailing Ugly Security Situation in IMO State that has taken a toll on residents of the State, has caused so much tensions and panic that a mere sound of a burst Tyre near a Market caused residents and Passers-by scampering for Safety!
As shootings Continue on daily basis by both the “UNKNOWN GUN MEN” and sometimes, “KNOWN GUN MEN”!
Which has caused loss of lives, amongst whom is the Umuoziri Inyishi Ikeduru LGA born Mr Matthew Opara also known as “NWATAKWOCHA”!
Recall that on Tuesday 25th May 2021, the “UNKNOWN GUN MEN” stormed Orji Community in Owerri-North LGA, setting ablaze the Orji Police Division.
Reinforcements were made to counter them, which eyewitnesses account say came after the boys left!
A video surfaced later on Social Media Platforms of a Man who identified himself as “NWATAKWOCHA”, with gunshot wound on his chest, making calls to a certain Person, informing him of his Predicament, while struggling to survive.
Later same day, another Video emerged of “NWATAKWOCHA” now dead on a stretcher being taken into a White Sequia Ambulance for deposition to the Mortuary.
In that Video could be heard of a Male Voice shouting, “Nigerian Soldiers have killed My brother, My only Brother , ndi gbara egbe agbachaala laa, ndi Army abia gbagbuo My Brother”!
Reprieve May have come the way of the Late Mr Matthew Opara family as Gov Hope Uzodinma has finally done the needful by paying a Condolence Visit to them in their Family Compound at Umuoziri Inyishi Ikeduru LGA.
Represented at the Occasion by an APC Leader in the Area and MBAIKE Operational Leader, Chief Charls Amadi (CHARLVON), accompanied by other Leaders, Gov Hope Uzodinma regretted the shooting and death of the Late Mathew Opara (NWATAKWOCHA)!
And promised to ensure that the Perpetrators of the dastardly act are apprehended and brought to Justice for their Crimes.
Gov Hope Uzodinma at the visit promised to complete a building, which the blood elder brother of the deceased, Barr Chris Opara, was about to start before his burial date.
And asked that they forward to him Immediately, the proposed cost of the said building.
The Governor who sincerely condoled with the Wife of the deceased , the Opara Family in Particular and the entire Umuoziri Inyishi in general over the unfortunate loss, Pledged to do all he can to restore normalcy in the State.
In their separate responses,the elder brother of the deceased, Barr Chris Opara and an elder Statesman in the area Sir Gesford Akudinobi, thanked the Governor for finding time to identify with them at their period of grief.
They informed him that they had planned to embark on a Peaceful demostratoion to the home of their MBAIKE Operational Leader Chief Charls Amadi (CHARLVON), but that it stands cancelled, following the Visit!
While “We” Commend Gov Hope Uzodinma for this show of empathy, “We” urge him to also extend same benevolence to other bereaved families, who are victims of the Ugly Security Situation in IMO State.
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