It was gathered yesterday that suspected Boko Haram members invaded the residence of Chief Malachy Agbazue, the Eze Igbo in the Mubi area in Adamawa State with the intention of killing everybody there, but were overpowered by soldiers detailed to guard the house.
At least 15 Igbos residing in the area have been killed by the dreaded sect, thirteen from Adazi and two from Agulu, both of Anaocha LGA, Anambra state, the incident which lead to security being beefed up in the area.
The Awka branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) made a statement through its chairman condemning the continued killings of Igbos in the North. He called on governors of South East states to send vehicles to evacuate their people in the north.
An excerpt of the statement read: “The Nigerian Bar Association, Awka branch takes exception to and decry in particular the gruesome murder of indigenes of Adazi community in Anaocha local government area of Anambra State by Boko Haram in Mubi, Adamawa state; “We urge the government of Anambra State to take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of lives and property of all Anambrarians living in the North; “We urge Anambra State government to quickly deploy enough luxury buses or vehicles to Northern part of Nigeria to convey home Anambrarians currently trapped in some of the Northern states in the country; and “that members of Nigeria Bar Association, Awka Branch are in full support of the recent calls for convening of Sovereign National Conference to discuss the entity called Nigeria.