Narrating the misfortune before her to our Correspondent in her residence at Umuahia , the widow in pensive tone accused the Nigerian Army of murdering her son and others in cold blood.
How Nigeria Army Killed My Son, Nephew, Labeled Them Unknown Gunmen, Widow Cries Out
Indeed, it is a very sad tale of agony in Abia following last Saturday’s attack on the State Police Criminal Investigation Department, CID structure, Umuahia.
A widow, Edith Amadi, 46, narrates how his son, Onyebuchi Anthony Amadi, 27; and nephew, Obinna Onyebuchi Egekwu, 30, were allegedly killed by security personnel in the aftermath of the attack on the State CID by unknown gunmen.
The window who hails from Oforola in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State, lost her husband in 2009.
Narrating her ordeal to our Correspondent in her Umuahia residence, the widow in pensive tone accused the Nigerian Army of murdering her son and others in cold blood.
She said her son, nephew and another boy simply identified as “ Onye Photo” ( photographer) were arrested in their family house at Ugwunchara Umuahia, hours after the attack.
The window said her son and other victims whisked away from their family house were not members of the gang of the unknown gunmen that allegedly attacked the police station, and wondered the justification in their extra-judicial killing.
Narrating her ordeal she said: “On that Saturday when my cooking gas finished I called my son and he came in a chattered Keke (tricycle), collected the gas cylinder, went to a gas station, refilled it and returned it to my restaurant at Awolowo street.
“ After refilling the gas he cut the okra for me and asked me to call him when the soup is done. He then returned to the house.
“ After some time, somebody called me and asked me if I was aware of what was happening in town. I said I wasn’t. Then we started noticing some strange movements everywhere. People started running here and there.
“ Then I called my son and asked him to check out for Anointing, my 8-year- old grand daughter who I gave soup to take to the house. He now went to look for her.
“ But after a while I saw Anointing running back to the shop and I went and grabbed her. I then called back my son and asked him to return to the house because I have found Anointing.
“ My son then returned to our family house where he was staying with my elder sister. My sister said he retired to his room where he was joined later by our elder brother’s son, Obinna who was returning from work and decided to branch off at the house due to the crisis in town.
“Both of them were inside the room while my sister, and some of her children were also in the house. But unknown to them soldiers had surrounded the vicinity, breaking into homes and arresting people.