Just a week after losing its youth leader in the hands of daredevil assassins, Ogidi community is once more confronted with news of the sudden death of its deputy youth leader, Comrade Nnamdi Illoabuchi.
It was learnt that he slumped and died on Wednesday, November 17.
The Daily Vendor Newspaper had reported that three persons were on Wednesday, November 10, allegedly shot dead by hoodlums in Ogidi, Idemili North local Government Area headquarters in Anambra State.
The deceased, including a youth leader simply identified as Achike were reportedly killed at the 7th mile axis of the area while having a political meeting.
The hoodlums, numbering three reportedly stormed the area around 3pm and went straight to the venue of the meeting where they gun down the trio.
It was gathered that the assassins came for the youth leader, but had to kill the others who attempted to shield their leader.
An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity said the youths had gathered in anticipation for ‘settlement’ for the role they played during the just concluded governorship election.
He said, “They were eating and drinking and waiting for largesse from the party having finished the conduct of the election when suddenly there were gunshots.
“Before we knew what was happening, our youth leader was on the ground dead with two others. There was stampede as people scampered for safety. Up till now, nobody has asked of the outcome of the meeting because of fear in the land.”
Another source said, “the meeting was going on when suddenly some men came in and beckoned on the youth leader to come with them out side the meeting arena for little discussion and he followed them”
“Within minutes what we heard was severe gunshoots everywhere and the youth leader, on trying to escape was gunned down with two others.
“Yes we were having political meeting and the expectation was that we will be giving money for work well done during the election.
The Ogidi Divisional Police Officer, Mr Ekuri Remigius confirmed the incident, saying investigation was ongoing.
Not much was said as to the remote cause of the death of Comrade Illoabuchi as investigation is said to be ongoing.
Image: Late Youth President and his late VP.