The Azia community in Anambra State’s Ihiala local government area has petitioned the Anambra State Police Command over the brutal killing of its indigene on Wednesday.
Dr Nwabueze Tonna, President General of the Azia General Assembly, stated in a petition dated Thursday, November 26, that Miss Chidimma Ezeanochie was shot dead by security operatives in Azia without provocation.
Nwabueze’s petition was captioned “Gruesome murder of Miss Chidimma by Policemen of the Special Unit deployed from Awka to Orsumoghu on November 25th, 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.”