Anambra COVID-19 lockdown shooting: My intervention averted bloodbath — Rev. Fr. Ebube Muonso

Posted by News Express | 18 April 2020 | 905 times

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•Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Obimma a.k.a Fr. Ebube Muonso

By PAMELA EBOH, Awka

The spiritual director of Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke in Anambra State, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Obimma a.k.a Fr. Ebube Muonso, has said that his timely intervention averted a bloody Wednesday in the state.

He spoke on the heels of a huge protest that engulfed the community of Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday, April 15, following the killing of two persons by a police patrol team.

The state police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, had blamed the shooting on alleged an unprovoked attack on the part of the deceased, who allegedly poured a substance suspected to be acid on one of the police officers enforcing the lockdown order in the state.

According to him, the boys who described as miscreants also tried to snatch some police rifles from the operatives.

But, an eye witness account alleged that the boys were going home from playing football when the patrol team accosted them and demanded to know why they were out and about despite the lockdown put in place by the state government.

He said: “The boys were shot for doing no wrong. They were walking home after playing football, nothing more. The state government said shops, markets should not open, we obeyed and stayed at home. Everywhere is shut down, is coming out to play football a reason for people to be shot?”

Narrating his experience, Rev Obimma said: “I was going to my School in Obosi when I ran into heavy police and mobile police crack team along the road near Ogidi Area command. The Area commander asked me to intervene as they have a serious issue to contend with.

“He told me that some youths were heading to burn the Police station. I agreed to speak with the youths.

“Let me tell you that we had the highest miracle in Anambra that Wednesday, because the hundreds of youths I saw would have put Anambra state on fire. How many would police kill before they get closer to them? It would have been bloody but God did the highest miracle in the state using me.

“I bumped into the protesting youths. They were several battalions marching to Ogidi. I parked in the middle of the road. They filled the entire road. I waved at them and they all knelt down. I prayed for them and after that I told them they must go back because the protest to Ogidi would turn disastrous. I told them more lives would be lost if they did not go back.

“I started conscientizing them on the danger ahead and that the police man who shot and killed those youths will not go unpunished. To the glory of God, they listened to me and behaved as if they were remote controlled. God intervened because it was not going to be only burning down Ogidi police station, many lives would be lost and there would be turmoil in Anambra state that Wednesday.”

He maintained that God used him to avoid massacre of the protesting youths, saying that it would have been bloody.

It was gathered that the protesting youths were on their way to burn the Ogidi Police Station when they ran into Fr. Ebube Muonso.


Source: News Express

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