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IPOB/ESN fighters kill Imo based lawyer during kidnapping incident


IPOB/ESN fighters kill Imo based lawyer during kidnapping incident

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network (IPOB/ESN) have reportedly murdered Victor Onwubiko, a legal practitioner based in Imo State and a native of Uturu in Abia State.

The incident reportedly occurred on Saturday night while the lawyer was returning to Abia State University, Uturu, where he hails.

According to a source, the tragic event occurred along the Okigwe/Uturu road between 8 and 9 pm on Saturday, February 10, during a kidnapping incident.

He said, “A lawyer who was later identified as Barrister Victor Onwubiko was killed by gunmen along Okigwe Road. He is based in Okigwe town in Imo State but a native of Abia State University Uturu.

“He was returning to Abia State where he also resides when he was ambushed by gunmen and killed along Okigwe/Uturu Road.

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“There have been series of kidnappings and killings along the road irrespective of the heavy security agents in the area,” the source added.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Henry Okoye, confirming the incident on Monday, said, “We are on top of the situation, I am going to issue a press statement on it.”

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