Azia community in Ihiala local government area of Anambra State has petitioned the Anambra State Police Command, over the gruesome killing of its indigene on Wednesday.
President General of Azia General Assembly, Dr Nwabueze Tonna in a petition dated Thursday 26 November said Miss Chidimma Ezeanochie was shot dead by security agents in Azia without any provocation.
The petition by Nwabueze was titled: ‘Gruesome murder of miss Chidimma by Policemen of the special unit deployed from Awka to Orsumoghu on 25th of November, 2021
Nwabueze said: “Miss Chidinma Ezeanochie aged 20 years hails from Umudansu Village of Azia, in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra state. At about 5 pm on this fateful date,(Thursday 25th Nov. 2021) little Miss Chidimma was sent on an errand by the mother to buy bags of sachet water from one of the shops at Ogwumabiri, located along our major road Orsumoghu-Azia road where she met her untimely death from these policemen driving through Azia from Orsumoghu.
“She was accompanied by her junior brother who is 14 years old. Miss Chidimma and her brother were shot at close-range by one of the men of this special unit inside an Armoured vehicle.”
Nwabueze said Chidinma’s brother fortunately escaped but Chidinma was unfortunately killed.
“Bullets scattered our daughters’ heads. She died instantly. It’s quite unimaginable because there was no form of provocation that could be linked to this. About 100 meters from the site of this incident, they equally opened fire on a packed sienna space bus by a block industry. We contacted the Area Commander on this, he told us that the policemen are a special unit from Awka deployed to Orsumoghu against the IPOB boys.”
The community said Azia was totally different from Orsumoghu geographically, and that they are a very peaceful town with no history of unrest or hiding of criminal elements in the town.
“This murder is gruesome, wicked and totally unacceptable by the community. Presently her body is deposited at Osungwu memorial hospital mortuary, Okija. We humbly demand justice from your good office on the murder of our daughter, little Miss Chidimma Ezeanochi,” the petition read.