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GROUP CONDEMNS DEATH THREAT ON NGWA CLUB'S MEMBER

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The Ngwa Social Club of Nigeria, a socio-cultural association of the Ngwa clan of Abia State, has condemned a death threat against its trustee member, Engr. Uzoma Azuogu, a former Executive Director of ExxonMobil Plc.

According to a press release signed by the President, Dr. Chris Otigbuo, the club said that Azuogu, chairman of the Tactical Committee of the club and one of the patrons of the Aba Union has been bombarded by anonymous callers, who threaten to eliminate him and other leaders of the Aba Union.

The group said the callers have also followed it up with phone short messages in which they threaten to 'blast him and his group' and directed him to warn the national leader of the group, Dr. Emmanuel Adaelu and chairman of Chemlab Group of Companies, to be careful for his life.

One of the phone short messages said: 'We will blast you and your group tomorrow. For your life and children, be careful. Warn Adaelu.'

The Ngwa Social Club said the threat came on the heels of a cordial visit, which the Aba Union had scheduled with the Abia State governor to thank him for his support to the struggle for Aba State as well as to engage him on issues relating to homeland security.

The club said the threat was a criminal act and warned the masterminds to desist from acts that constitute a threat to the life of the trustees or any member of the club. It said that the association would not condone such mischievous acts from any individual or groups in Ngwaland.

Otigbuo reminded those behind the threat messages that the Ngwa people are peace-loving and abhour violence.

'The club cherishes the life and safety of its members, and the life and safety of every Ngwaman, and works to ensure peace. We have invested a lot in ensuring peace. These strange happenings today are not part of our culture. So we appeal to the masterminds of these threats to turn to a new leaf,' he declared.