Anxiety in Owerri over invasion of medical expert’s home by suspected B’Haram members
by Okodili Ndidi
of a medical practitioner, Dr. Conrad Esomonu, have raised alarm over
the recent invasion of his Owerri residence by suspected members of the
terror group, Boko Haram.
A younger brother to the medical
expert, Ben Esomonu, said that he left the country four years ago
following a similar ordeal in Maiduguri, Borno state, where he was
practicing in Maiduguri.
Esomonu, an indigene of Ahiazu Mbaise
Council Area of Imo State, was a practicing physician in the Northern
part of Nigeria before he relocated abroad after a failed attempt on his
life by the Boko Haram sect.
“Trailing and threats of lower
magnitude have been hunting the family members which prompted the
relocation of his fiancée and children to another part of the country.
is worthy of note that the failed kidnap attempt on his fiancée in
Calabar early last 2018 was evident. The failed kidnap attempt
necessitated that they fled the country to an unconfirmed destination.”
an eye witness, Mrs. Carol Ugwuegbu, disclosed that, “six armed men
suspected to be members of Boko haram terror group arrived the home of
Dr Esomonu in two Hilux vans at about 6:30pm on Saturday 3rd August
2019. The assailants were chanting incomprehensible invocations
suspected to be in Arabic, they were all dressed in flowing gowns
(jalandher), a form that suggests that they are terrorists.
their arrival at the residence, they started shooting randomly in the
air and people nearby scampered for safety. They broke into the premises
and shot sporadically into the air but as there was no one in the
residence as at that time so they couldn’t get anybody.
arrived shortly after their departure but no arrests were made instead
they inspected the bullet shots around the premises.”