Following the gruesome murder of the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Equipment Development Initiative, SEDI, Prof. Simon Ndubuisi, yesterday by unknown gunmen in Enugu, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, has expressed outrage and shock.
Speaking to journalists, earlier today on the incident, the President-General of the OYC, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike said the murder of the federal government official was most dehumanizing and shocking.
TheFact Nigeria learnt that Prof. Simon Ndubuisi, along with his police orderly, were shot dead by unknown gunmen along the Centenary City Junction axis of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.
The driver of the vehicle reportedly sustained injuries and had been taken to an undisclosed hospital for medical attention.
It was noted that the incident, which was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Enugu State Command, Mr Daniel Ndukwe, occured barely 48 hours after the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AutoEase, a vehicle body repair, Mr Ifeanyi Okeke, was also gunned down about two kilometres away from the point of the latest incident.
“We are in deep pains over the gruesome murder of Prof. Simon Ndubuisi in the most horrible manner. It is so sad that this is happening barely two days after another young man, the CEO of AutoEase was cut in his prime by unknown gunmen.
“This growing trend of crime in our dear state is totally unacceptable; we are in deep pain because Enugu State is not known for this. Who did we offend that has chosen to visit this terror on us?
“We are asking the entire Enugu youths to say no to these mindless killings; it will do us no good”, Okwu said.
While declaring that they were behind Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for the restoration of normalcy in the State, the Ohanaeze Youth leader added that, “Enugu is the most peaceful State and we should not let anyone rob us of that very important toga”.
He urged all the youths of Enugu State to stand with the Governor in this “very challenging time”.
The OYC leader further called on security agencies to step up action in securing the people of Enugu State, adding that, “they cannot continue to be taken unawares while crimes of this magnitude are being perpetrated in our dear State. They must have to rise to the occasion.”