#Egedegede Massacre: Fulani Marauders Slaughtered over 40 People in Ishielu, Ebonyi State
Yesterday, 29th day of March, 2021, Fulani marauders stole moment and attacked Egedegede, a junction bordering Nkalaha, Eha-Amufu and Obeagu in Ishielu L.G.A of Ebonyi State, and slaughtered more than 40 men and carried women and children to untraceable venue.
Ajuede news gathered from one of the survivors, an Okada rider from one of the villages, that the attack became prominent in the evening of yesterday, Monday, at around 6.00pm. Through him we gathered that the killing started along Obeagu road where the Fulani had gathered earlier in the afternoon.
In the roadside bush along Obeagu road, the marauders stationed themselves and made sure that anybody coming from Obeagu did not get to Egedegede to alert people of their operation, also those travelling to Obeagu from Egedegede could not cross to Obeagu to alert the inhabitants. There they silently slaughtered over 20 people until the evening time when they finally stormed Egedegede junction, shooting sporadically.
Egedegede business people were on rampage following the sound of the foreign guns. In this condition, they shot so many people. Both the business people and the Okada riders plying the road to and fro the communities were shot alongside their accompanied passengers. One of the two people killed from Nkalaha was a boy who was returning for settlement, having served his master faithfully for years. Himself and the attedant Okada rider were gun down.
Egedegede, this morning, was like the camp of refugees as people gathered helplessly staring at the lifeless bodies of their relatives and friends lying on the ground like poultry birds attached by bird flu. Over 30 moto cycles were burnt down.
Ajuede respondent told us that he made a dramatic escape by resorting to the little bush around the place, living his machine at the junction. From there he ran through bushes to Nkalaha to alert them. Unfortunately, before the men who hastened immediately to deal with the marauders could arrive, they had disappeared to unknown direction. The Commissioner for Human Capital Development, Ebonyi State, Hon. Dr. Stephen Odo and the Chairman of Ishielu Local Government were there this morning
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