Youth Group Spits Fire Over Violent Attack On Ebonyi Musician

By Celestine Okeh, Abakaliki
A youth group, Ikwo Youth Consultative forum, on Tuesday, rose in condemnation of a violent and criminal attack on her member, a music maker, Ukworu Ogonna Kelvin ( Ibinabo), which occurred within the weekend in Ohaozara Local Government Area, while singing at burial of mother in - law to Ohaozara Local Government Chairman, Hon. Chinonso Ajah (Consider). The attack alleged to have been orchestrated by Okposi DC Coordinator, left one of his eye critically damage and other life threatening injuries in other parts

The youth group called on all relevant security agencies in the state to immediately, unravel those involved in the dastard act and let justice be served.

In a statement from the group's publicity Secretary, Mr Alegu mmaduabuchi Collins and made available to newsmen revealed that the attack is provocative and capable of causing unrest in the already tensed situation.

The statement reads in full;

"The attention of Ikwo Noyo Youths Consultative Forum has been drawn to the brutal and unprovoked attack on one of our members; Ukworu Ogonna Kelvin (a.k.a Ibinabo) on 21/01/2023 at the Chairman of Ohaozara LGA's Lodge by the Coordinator of Okposi DC and his armed henchmen.

"Our visit to the victim and enquiry revealed that a very devastating bodily harm capable of sniffing life out our member has been inflicted on him especially on his right eye.

"We condemn in very strong term this attempted murder on Ibinabo without any prior report of any feud between the victim and his assailants to law enforcement agencies by the perpetrators before embarking on this barbaric onslaught.

"It is indisputable that the action of the Coordinator and his cohorts is very provocative and capable of causing unrest in an already tensed political space, which would not be to the best interest of the Youths of Ikwo and Ohaozara LGAs and the entire State.

"We therefore call on the relevant security agencies with particular reference to the Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Command, to expeditiously investigate this matter to bring the perpetrators of this dastardly act to justice so that it will serve as a deterrent to others unscrupulous elements out there.

"We wish to state unequivocally and without mincing words that Ikwo youths are hospitable and friendly to visitors, strangers and have not in anyway been hostile to their brothers from other Council Areas or States that come their way both within and outside Ikwo and wonder why our youths have always been casualties in other localities at different occasions. 

"We hereby warn that we can never accept or tolerate such unprovoked or unwarranted attack on any of our members anywhere; no one is monopoly of violence.

"We however, appeal to our members home and in diaspora to stay calm, remain law-abiding and go about their lawful duties and avoid any form of reprisal attack as Police have commenced discreet investigation into the matter".

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