The Chairman of Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Hon. Chidiebere Uzor Agwu yesterday confirmed the alleged killing of one Hon. Stanley Akpa Nweze, the Councilor Representing Enuagu ward in Onicha Legislative Council and one Arinze Joshua Ugochukwu, the Coordinator, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Onicha LGA chapter by suspected members of the Eastern Security Network ESN.

The duo of Stanley and Arinze were said to have been attacked and killed on Monday by gunmen at Amanator axis of the Isu community.

The Council Boss who commensurate with the family of the deceased called on security agencies to do everything within their powers to ensure the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators of the dastardly act.

Hon Agwu who expressed regrets over the attack and brutal murder of the deceased said that their death came to him as a shock. “It is a big shock, the sudden killing of the two sons of the community.

In a statement signed by Prince Chijioke Agwu, Media Adviser to the Chairman, Agwu described the incident as a “shattering tragedy,”

Similarly, the Chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Ebonyi State Chapter, Comr. Douglas Ochishi has also condemned the killing of the two sons of Onicha and said that the Association would not fold their arms to watch the killers to go scott free and would stop at nothing in seeking for justice over this killing.

He called on the security agencies and other relevant authorities to swing into action and bring the perpetrators of this dastardly act to book.

A source from the community who spoke on grounds of anonymity said that the gunmen suspected to be members of Eastern Security Network (ESN) stormed the community and killed Hon. Stanley Akpa Nweze and Arinze Joshua Ugochukwu at Isu village.

The source said the duo were on bike riding to Isu village when the hoodlums accosted them and shot them on the spot severally and ensured they were confirmed dead before leaving the scene.

He noted that when Passers-by attempted to rescue them the gunmen chased them away by shooting into the air and later zoomed off into the nearby forest when they were sure that their victims were dead.

Isu community has witnessed a series of attacks and killings in recent times. The community has a large expanse of land sharing boundary with Enugu state and Agba community in Ishielu Local Government Area of the State.

The Community is also seen as the headquarters of ESN from where they Operate from. Ends.