A family that lost two sons on Sunday, July 17 during the massacre at Otulu, Oru West Local Government Area of Imo State has demanded justice.
The family urged the Inspector General of Police, and the governor of the state, Hope Uzodinma, to ensure killers of its sons were brought to book.
The state security outfit, Ebubeagu is alleged to have shot dead seven youths of the community while they were returning from wedding ceremony held in Awo-Omama in Oru East Local Government Area of the state.
Chidozie Ekesinachi, elder brother to two of the victims, Ifechi and Chukwuemeka insisted that his two siblings and others were killed in cold blood by the state government-owned Ebubeagu Operatives.
Ekesinachi who spoke on Tuesday said, “Ifechi who was 18 years and Chukwuemeka 20 years were shot dead by members of Ebubeagu last Sunday at a traditional wedding of one their kinsman held at Awo- Omama in Oru East Local Government Area of Imo state.
“I was supposed to be at the wedding ceremony but I couldn’t meet up because I had gone to an outside job with my Oga. It was later in the evening of Sunday when one of our kinsmen rushed to our house to inform me that all those who were at the traditional wedding of Chijioke Nnanna have been killed.
“I had to go with him to find out if my brothers were safe, and while we are still going on the way, it was around Afor Awo Market that I saw my brother Ifechi laying dead on the road and I broke down in tears.
“As l held his dead body crying, immediately members of Ebubeagu operatives appeared.
“The came with an open truck, Sienna and a white Hilux and they bundled me into their truck and took me and others who were also searching for their brothers to their office at Oru East Local Government Area headquarters in Omuma.
“They tied my hands back with my belt and started beating me that I have come to carry the body of one of my members.
“But I told them that he was my junior brother, after beating me to their satisfaction, they locked me up in the cell.
“It was later in the evening of Monday that they released me because our people have already started to protest over the killings.
“I didn’t know that Chukwuemeka was also dead until the youths who were carrying off the dead bodies littered on the road brought him on a wheel barrow.
“We want justice in this matter because you cannot just kill my brothers like that. Ifechi has just completed his apprenticeship as a re- winder while Chukwuemeka is an Aluminum fabricator.”
Recall that the state governor, Hope Uzodimma said an interim report submitted by the Department of State Service, DSS, absolved Ebubeagu of involvement in the killings.
According to the governor, the DSS said its operatives raided a camp at Awo-Omama during which they neutralized some bandits.