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Building Constructed With Human Parts: Tricycle Operators Identify Victims
Author: Editorial
Published on: Thursday, February 04, 2016
Residents of Ugwuaji are yet to recover from the fear  that griped them over the sudden discovery of decomposing human corpses used as part of foundation in one of the buildings under construction at the area. News men gathered that there was chaos and tears at Ugwuaji, along Enugu Port-Harcourt Express road, when human parts and almost fresh dead bodies were discovered in an uncompleted building.
Residents in the area are pointing accusing fingers on the new church located close to the scene. One of those who were at the scene described the act as wicked. His words; “this is the  most inhuman action I have seen in my entire life.
“I was traveling when I saw the crowd there and had to stop. This is wickedness of the highest order. Accusing fingers are being pointed at a particular new church along that road; I don't know who did this; but I must say that the wicked will never go unpunished. People no longer value human lives; for whatever purpose this was done, it is heart breaking”.
Aside from the 3 bod­ies of keke riders that were exhumed from the foundation of a building at Ugwuaji, in Enugu state, it was reported that about 5 hu­man skeletons were also discovered at the site.
“We even saw some fe­male bags at that scene, which suggests that some women must have also fall­en victims,” an eyewitness told the press.
Also, Tricycle Riders' Association, popu­larly knows as 'keke rid­ers', also identified three of the victims in the suspected ritual killing as their members. The chairman of the union, Ikah Benjamin Ejimofor, who led executive members of the association on a condolence visit to the Enugu Central Mosque at Asata Enugu, described the grue­some murder of the keke riders as “most wicked and despicable.”
He said the names of the victims are Babangida Sale, Ashahabu Dauda and Isma­hil Abdulahi. Fighting back tears,
Ejiofor said:
“Our members render important service to the society and it is so bad that the same people we serve should turn back to treat us this way. We are grieved so much over this colossal loss and, that is why we are here to commiserate with the Hausa community in Enu­gu. We are, indeed, in this tragedy together. We are so much pained.”
Revealing what led to the sad discovery, he said the keke riders left their different units on Saturday but nev­er returned, adding that, “a search party was later organised and that is the result of what we saw on Monday.”
“At this moment, our plea to security agents is that this evil should not go unpunished; no stone should be left untouched in a bid to bring the perpetra­tors of this dastardly act to book. We cannot categorical­ly say whether they were killed for ritual or not, be­cause, even their tricycles have not been found; so, we are leaving that aspect for security agents to un­ravel. ”
He advised keke riders to, henceforth, stop picking people to drop them in iso­lated areas.
Also speaking, one of the leaders of the Hausa com­munity in the state, A. A. Sambo, described the death of their brothers as most shocking.
“We lack words with which to describe this situ­ation; it is so sad that vi­brant young men left home in the morning in search of their daily bread but never returned alive. It is so sad that they were hacked to death in such manner
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