Ndiagu Orie Ngbo March 10, 2020 Massacre: Affected Community Resort To Prayers To Commemorate Anniversary



The invasion of Ndiagu Orie Village in Umuogudu Akpu Ngbo Community of Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi state by men in military uniform on 10th March, 2020 was commemorated by indigenes of the affected community with fasting and prayers.

The one week fasting and prayer session offered the people of the area opportunity to pray to God and mourn the victims of the March 10 massacre which many had referred to as unfortunate.

In his sermon, a clergy, Bishop Vincent Ogeh enjoined the people of the area to put their trust in God, as he alone was capable of taking charge of the situation.
He charged the people to continue to be their brothers keepers and ensure that the situation did not lure them to negative tendencies.

The programme featured intercessory prayers, charity and donations to affected families.

Recall that about 10 persons were killed in Ndiagu Orie, Umugudu-Akpu Ngbo community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, following an attack by men in military uniforms.

Investigation revealed that four members of the family of a staff of the Ebonyi State Broadcasting Corporation (EBBC), Mrs. Pauline Nwaneri, were reportedly killed in the attack.

THISDAY had also reported that some family members of the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Ebonyi State Ministry of Information, Mr. Eugene Ebenyi, were among the victims of the attack.

NationsTrends had reported of the scorching silence over the killing and beheading of ten (10) by men in Military Uniform in Ndiagu Orie Umuogudu Akpu, Ngbo, in Ohaukwu local Government Area of Ebonyi State which was broken by an intervention from some Ngbo-ejeogu indigenous Catholic priests, as they have supplied relief materials to the affected families.

The assistance which included cash gifts, according to the Chairman Catholic Men’s Organisation, Immaculate Catholic Church Ndiagu Orie, Mr Daniel Oge, were gestures towards assuaging the feelings of the affected families, as well as reduce their difficulties.

According to Mr Oge, the relief items which came from a firebrand Priest, Reverend Father, John Odey, Fr. Peter Azi, and Rev. Fr. Gabriel Owoh in representation of others were offered for families of slain indigenes as well as those whose property were damaged during the March, 10 invasion.

Since the Massacre, the people of the area have been living in thick fears, against rumours of supposed enemies further attacks and that of arrest by the military.

NationsTrends authoritatively gathered that six out of the ten that were brutally murdered in the ugly invasion were members of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ndiagu Orie, in Abakaliki Diocese.

Recall that no fewer than ten (10) persons were on Wednesday, March 10, killed and property worth millions of naira destroyed in Ndiagu Orie, Umugudu Akpu Ngbo community in Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi state.

Three of the deceased were relatives of some journalists of notable media organisations in the state. They included mother of the Public Relations Officer of the state Ministry of Information, Eugene Ebenyi, who was beheaded, Pauline Nwaneri, reporter of Ebonyi State Broadcasting Corporation (EBBC) attached to the wife of the governor of Ebonyi state, Mrs. Rachael Umahi, lost four members of her family to the attack.

This came few days after the Ebonyi State Governor, Enfr. David Umahi, gave a seven-day ultimatum to leaders of Ohaukwu Council Area to produce ‘dead or alive’ a missing naval officer who was alleged to be missing in the disputed boundary areas.

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