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Army promises to track down the assassins of Abia LP chieftain



The Nigeria Army has committed to apprehend those responsible for the heinous murder of a Labour Party chieftain in Abia State, Zachary Maduka, often known as Power Zac.

Brigadier General Nsikak John Edet, Brigade Commander 14 Brigade Ohafia, made the commitment during a condolence visit to the deceased’s family in Akpukpa Uturu in Isuikwuato Local Area.

Maduka, who was active in the local vigilante fighting insecurity in the Uturu/Okigwe axis with a high incidence of criminality, was slain and decapitated in his Uturu Community Wednesday night by unidentified gunmen.

The Brigade Commander, who accompanied other security agencies to the murdered family and the scene of the tragedy, warned that those responsible for the atrocity would not go unpunished.

He was outraged at the savage and cannibalistic killing of the senior statesman.

Brig. Gen. Edet assured the family members that “the perpetrators of this act will undoubtedly be brought to justice and will undoubtedly face the consequences of their evil and inhumane acts.”

The Army chief pledged that all security agencies in the state will work together “to do everything possible to ensure the assailants and perpetrators of this heinous act are apprehended.”

As a result, he urged the family to find peace in God and prayed for the repose and eternal rest of the soul of the “highly patriotic elder statesman who gave all towards enhancing the security of lives and property in his community.”

The late Maduka was the Head of Vigilante Group of Uturu and Agueleri in Isiukwuato LGA of Abia State until his terrible demise.

Earlier, the Brigade Commander met with members of a vigilante group and the Divisional Police Officer in Uturu to discuss measures for reducing such barbaric acts and preventing similar occurrences in the area.

The Brigade Commander requested the public’s assistance in the fight against insecurity in the state.

He advised them to constantly offer relevant information that could help security officials track down criminals in their area.

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