Pandemonium broke out yesterday at Ifelemenu, Ekpaomaka in Ikwo Local Government of Ebonyi State, following the killing of Nwode Nwignoaka and his seven-year-old daughter by his 25-year-old son, Julius.
An eyewitness said Julius went berserk, killing his father and sister. He also attacked six residents who intervened.
The source said the suspect inflicted machete cut injuries on the six residents before he was shot by a husband of one of the victims.
A source, who preferred anonymity, alleged that the suspect took hard drugs when he came into the house.
He said later an argument ensued between him and his father, who asked him where he had been since morning.
“When Julius attacked his father with a machete, his sister intervened, but he also attacked her with the machete and killed her after killing the father.
“Neighbours rushed to the scene, but Julius attacked about six of them with the machete. As he was leaving the scene, wielding the machete, a man, whose wife was among those he attacked with the machete, went inside his house, brought out a gun and shot him dead.”
The Nation learnt that the bodies have been deposited at the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA), while the injured are receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
Police spokesperson Loveth Odah confirmed the incident.
She, however, said according to the information available to the police, Julius killed himself after killing his father and sister. Odah said the police were investigating the incident.
@ The Nation