The Ebonyi State police command has confirmed the killing of one Boniface Nwoha, 29, by unknown gunmen at a drinking joint at Amika Abba area of Abakaliki.
Loveth Odah, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abakaliki on Friday, December 14th saying that full investigation into the murder had commenced and assured residents that the perpetrators of the crime would be arrested and brought to justice.
Odah said: “The case has been referred to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for thorough investigation. The police will unravel the cause of the murder and ensure that everyone involved in the act is arrested and prosecuted.
“I wish to use this medium to appeal to citizens to be law-abiding, to resist the lure of taking laws into their hands and report any breach of right to the police.
“We assure our readiness to ensure full protection of lives of every resident and there will be no hiding place for criminal elements in the state.”
Nwoha was reportedly killed by members of a suspected rival cult group. According to reports, the group was on a reprisal mission, following a fracas that took place at the compound of the deceased, where some people were reportedly injured.