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Cyprian Akaolisa’s country home in Obibi Awo-Idemili, in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State, was destroyed by gunmen on Saturday night, after they set fire to one of his houses as well as that of his aged father.
According to the commissioner, the hoodlums hit the homes hard this time and reduced them to rubble.
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Akaolisa, who confirmed the incident, blamed his Igbo brothers for setting ablaze his house and his father’s house.
“The Igbo are hardworking people who through their years of toils put up structures and leave developmental strides in their communities of Origin.”
“Through my many years of struggle, I have managed to put a block on another to build a befitting house for my family. My aged father also has a house he built through his sweats.”
“Today, the both buildings are in rubbles and ashes – our fellow Igbos burnt them.”
“Firstly, last year, these arsonists burnt my country home in Obibi, Awo-Idemili, Orsu LGA of Imo State for no just cause.”
“This year again, they returned and this time, they perfected the complete burning of even the blocks/bricks.”
“And last night, to my utter consternation, they leveled my father’s house. This is a house my father built by himself – the life-toil of an aged man.”
“In other words, I wish to put on record that my family house is completely destroyed. This was after they used a truck to cart all the properties: fridges TVs, bed/foams, generator sets and other household materials,” Akolisa said bitterly, and regrettably.
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