The National Congress President of Ohaji Youths, Emmanuel Ugorji, has called on the government to beef up the security in the community, following the recent attack by gunmen on some oil workers in the area.
The attack which occurred on Monday morning, 16th August, 2021, resulted to the death of at least four workers of Lee Engineering Company after gunmen ambushed them in the Assa community in Ohaji/Egbema LGA, Imo State.
According to report, some oil workers were on their way to an oil plant under construction by the oil company in the Assa community when gunmen opened fire on them, four people died on the spot, while others were severely wounded with gunshots.
Speaking on the unfortunate incident, the youth leader disclosed that, “The first attack by this group was attacked on Oil Serve company and second was the kidnapping of the Cluster Development Board Chairman, Godswill Uzomba, whose whereabouts remained unknown since three months now and followed by burning of ZEROC equipment at Watersmith industrial park by a known criminal gang.”
The president-general of the Assa autonomous community, Bartholomew Obodo, also called on the federal government to come to the rescue of his people.