Gunmen Kill 24 ||Former Ohanaeze Ndigbo President Dead

BREAKING: Ohanaeze ex-president, Irukwu, dies at 89

Former President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Prof Joe Irukwu, is dead. He died at the age of 89.

A statement by Prince Harrison Eze Okorie, President General, Amaokwe Item Welfare Union, said: “The Amaokwe Item Welfare Union on behalf of entire Amaba Ukwu kindred and the immediate family hereby announce the glorious but painful demise of our great patron, father, grandfather, son and brother, PROF (CHIEF)JOSEPH OGBONNAYA IRUKWU,SAN, CFR.

“The Union on behalf Amaokwe Community, commiserate with the family and pray to God to grant his soul peaceful rest.

“The Union enjoin all Amaokwe sons and daughters to mourn the exit of this giant as we also remember to uphold his family in prayers in this moment of grief.”

Irukwu, a lawyer, lecturer, author and insurance guru, was the founding managing director of Nigerian Reinsurance Corporation.
He founded African Development Insurance Company thereafter, which was later sold to Diamond Bank.

Irukwu obtained a degree in Law and Insurance from a British university in 1962.
Source – Sun



Gunmen kill 24 in Benue

No fewer than 24 people were reportedly killed by gunmen on Saturday, at Zaki Akpuuna 1 and Diom communities of Mbaterem district in Ukum Local Government Area of Benue.

The gunmen were said to have stormed the two communities and adjourning villages at about 8:00 am on Saturday and shot indiscriminately killing several people and also set ablaze some houses.

According to natives who spoke to Tribune on the phone but pleaded not to be mentioned said that the gunmen attacked Zaki Akpuuna Saturday morning and killed 24 people.

“No one can give the reason behind this morning’s attack but the information we heard was that some gunmen numbering about 20 invaded Akpuuna and other villages in Ukum local government and killed many people and burnt down several houses.

“At least, 24 bodies have been recovered and the search is still on to find missing people,” the source said.

Chairman of Ukum local government, Mr Kartyo Tyoumbur confirmed the attack and said that 24 bodies had been recovered from the two attacked villages.
Source – Tribune