Gunmen kill French tourist, shoot wife in Ebonyi

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.

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