Gunmen Kill Ebonyi Traditional Ruler
The traditional ruler was allegedly killed because he was not supporting a particular political party,
Suspected gunmen have killed the Chairman of Ezza North Traditional Rulers Council, His Majesty Eze Igboke Ewa, in Ezza North local government area of Ebonyi State.
It was gathered that the hoodlums went to his wife’s shop at Ahiaofu along the Enugu-Abakaliki expressway and burnt it down.
The traditional ruler was allegedly killed because he was not supporting a particular political party, in the 2023 general elections.
In a statement by the Commissioner for Information in the state, Mr Uchenna Orji, Governor David Umahi directed security agencies to move into the Ezza North council for a rescue mission as anybody found culpable in the murder of the monarch will be arrested.
“It has been brought to the attention of the Governor of Ebonyi State that just this evening, Sunday, February 26, 2023, the Chairman of Ezza Traditional rulers council, His Majesty Eze Igboke Ewa, was shot dead this night by people suspected to be political thugs for not supporting a particular party.
“The Governor is aware that a number of candidates have been making provocative and inciting statements about the election results in Ebonyi State. The Governor of Ebonyi State warns that no position in life is worth another person’s life.
“His Excellency the Governor is directing the whole Security apparatus of the State to move into Ezza North for a rescue mission. Anybody whose hand is in the killing of His Highness must be arrested immediately.
“The Governor appeals to all leaders of the State and the candidates who will never accept the election result to send their petitions to INEC or to security agencies, then making inciting statements that could generate crisis in the state.
“His Excellency, the Governor will hold anyone doing press conferences or social media to incite people responsible for any outbreak of the crisis in the state.
“The Governor appeals to Ebonyi people especially our youths not to be used to taking the life of another person.
“Please we have no alternative to peace in Ebonyi State.”