Details of the reasons why over 16 persons were massacred on Saturday in Ebenebe, Awka, Anambra State capital have begun to emerge.
Jungle-Journalist.Com reliably gathered that the late Mr. Ozor Chibuike Joseph Chukwuma, whose burial attracted the killers, was also killed by bullets.
According to our source, he was shot on December 30th, and a faceless group had sent a warning to Ebenebe community, stating that he must never be buried with fanfare.
They described him as a ‘wicked soul who destroyed so many people while he was living’.
Apparently, the warning was ignored. So when the burial ceremony was being held on, Saturday, the unknown gang stormed the venue and went on a shooting spree.
According to some members of the community who spoke to the media, Ozor’s death was one that rang across the community, as he was feared when he was alive.
Narrating the incident, a young man said he was among those who brought in the coffin for lying in state; “After we brought the coffin in, I went in and saw a group of people praying for his soul, and noticed they were his (secret cult) members. So I went out and sat away from the scene.
“Shortly after, a vehicle drove in with about six men, armed with guns and they began to shoot at everybody. We ran for our lives, but my brother was killed in the process.
Another woman also cried when she was speaking. She said; “I am very bitter because I have lost all my brothers. They have all been killed in this wicked burial. We were warned but nobody took it serious. Why didn’t they just bury him instead of this massacre? Now so many families have become bereaved and more burials will be performed. I am in pains, I am bitter”, she wailed.