Gunmen Tuesday night attacked a French couple,
who were visiting Ebonyi State, killing the husband
and injuring the wife.
The State Governor, Dave Umahi disclosed this in a
meeting with staff and students of Ebonyi State
University (EBSU), Abakaliki.
He explained that the tourists got to Abaomege in
Onicha Local Government Area of the state in the
night from where they were planning to proceed to
Calabar in Cross River State when they went into
the bush and set their tent to rest.
“As they were having their rest, gunmen stormed
the area and shot them. The gunmen took €1,160
and N13, 000.
“Sadly the corpse has been deposited in the
“The wife was so devastated. What we did was to
put her in a hotel and give her some money.”
He described the incident as unfortunate and
warned that anywhere there is cultism and other
violent crimes, the council chairman and
development centre coordinator will be sacked.