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Who Killed These People and Why?

22 January 2013, 12:53

The statement "Wonders shall never end in Nigeria" actually came to my mind yesterday as I read the horrifying news of tens of dead bodies found in a river between a community in Anambra State and her neighboring Enugu State.

The news had it that over 30 corpses were found floating in Ezu River in Amansea in Anambra State. What a bad news! It is indeed a gory sight never to behold. Many questions were actually running through my mind as I read the news and some of such news were: Who actually killed these men and women? What on earth could be the motive for killing such number of persons when there was no incidence of war? Were they from Anambra State or Enugu State?

To further my worry and that of any sane person was the statement from various individuals including the Igwe of Amansea that the bodies could not be identified and that no member of the either community was reported missing. I guess somebody here is as confused as I am. The fact the river is flowing could mean that they might have been killed at the spot where were found but from whichever angle it is looked at, it is an abomination.

From the political point of view, it may be a warning of what to see in next year’s governorship election in Anambra State. But this is Nigeria where anything can happen and nothing will happen. They might have been killed from a very far state and dumped there just to divert attention as no member of the communities seems missing. Christians would say that it is end time but why Anambra or Enugu states?

Strange indeed! No report of missing persons prior to the discovery. Could they be some of the criminals in police custody? Or unclaimed dead bodies in a mortuary? The police should please do a thorough investigation here and come up with evidences because this must be allowed go like other cases. Some people said that it is an apparent case of ritual because an Igbo state is mentioned. Another worrisome issue here is that the said river is the only source of drinking water for the community. Now that it has been polluted, where do they get water to drink? The government should please consider sinking boreholes in that community for the sake of their health.

Meanwhile, the necessary agencies should help in this investigation to unveil the mystery behind this inhuman act and get the unadulterated truth. God save us from men of the other world!  

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