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JUST IN: Gunmen ambush, kill councillor in Ebonyi




Mr. Ogbonnaya Ugwu, also known as SPACO, was the councilman for Echara Ward 2 in the Okposi Community, Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi State. He was reportedly killed by gunmen.

According to reports, Ugwu was assassinated around 10 p.m. on Saturday while coming back from his business, an establishment known in Okposi as ANGLE 90.

According to sources in Okposi, the gunmen accosted Ugwu near the intersection of the Okposi Court Area.

“The honourable Councillor was accosted while he was returning from his shop, a popular drinking joint in Okposi known as Angle 90.


“They shot him and he fell inside a gutter there, and they set him ablaze and left the scene.

“As I am talking to you now, N’echara youths in Okposi are protesting over the incident,” the source said

Spokesperson of the Police in Ebonyi Command, Onome Onovwakpoyeya could not be reached for comment at the time of filling this report.

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