Gunmen execute abducted Imo council chairman, threaten to kill Uzodinma

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Gunmen have killed the sole administrator of Ideato North local government area in Imo State, Mr. Chris Ohizu.

They also threatened to kill the state governor, Mr. Hope Uzodinma.

Recall that the victim, alongside two other residents, was abducted on Friday, January 20.

The attackers also set Ohizu’s residence and vehicles ablaze.

The grotesque killing was captured in a video that went viral on social media.

The video showed a man identified as Ohizu. Kneeling down in a forest, the victim who had only his shorts on also had his hands tied to the back.

One of them said: “Hope, Hope (referring to the state governor) you see this man kneeling here? You know this man?

“The way I am killing this man is the way I am going to kill you. You think hiring soldiers will save you.

“We are not ESN, IPOB; we are a set group of people that see what is happening in the land and we are saying no.

“We must fight to make sure that Biafra is restored. Biafra must be restored. As far as the Eastern region is concerned no election.”

The state police command had earlier confirmed Ohizu and others’ kidnap in a statement.

“On 20th January 2023 at about 1a.m., some gunmen attacked the home of the Sole Administrator (SOLAD) of Ideato North LGA of Imo State Mr Christopher Ohizu, shot him on his leg, shot his two security dogs, burnt his house, abducted him and two others; one Christopher Okeke ‘m’ and Onyedikachi Kanu ‘m’ after which they drove away to an unknown destination with one of the SOLAD’s vehicle.

“Operatives of Imo State Police Command including the APC crew are on their trail to ensure the instantaneous release of the captives, possible apprehension and prosecution of the perpetrators of this dreadful crime,” it said.

Meanwhile, the command has not reacted to the latest development in the matter.

With Vanguard report

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