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Gunmen Kill French Tourist & Shoot Wife in Ebonyi State




Gunmen on Tuesday attacked a French couple who were visiting Ebonyi State.

New Telegraph reports that the husband was subsequently killed, and his wife was injured.

Confirming the news, State Governor, Dave Umahi said:

The tourists got to Abaomege in Onicha Local Government Area of the state in the night from where they were planning to proceed to Calabar in Cross River State when they went into the bush and set their tent to rest.

As they were having their rest, gunmen stormed the area and shot them. The gunmen took €1,160 and N13, 000.

Sadly the corpse has been deposited in the mortuary.

The wife was so devastated. What we did was to put her in a hotel and give her some money.

Photo Credit: Jasminko Ibrakovic/


  1. kelechi

    June 4, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    These good for nothing criminals! Must you kill them. Useless men!

  2. Ada Ada

    June 4, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Why? Just why? Has it come to this? Has unemployment reduced our youths to quasi animals? Even animals don’t just attack without provocation. This is sad and inexcusable.

  3. Mizzy

    June 4, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    do tourists set tents in d bushin Nigeria? so sad really. God rest his soul

    • onetallgirl

      June 4, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      I was thinking the small thing @mizzy! Y are u setting up a tent in the bush in Nigeria? Someone should have told them not to do that! May the soul of the faithfully departed rest in peace.

  4. Iydy

    June 4, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    What u (The Governor and team) did was to put her in a hotel and give her some money. And? Can this State ever be in the news for a good cause? One can hardly hear of any meaningful projects geared towards bringing development to this poor state. It’s so exhausting hearing of only attacks and counter attacks in the State. After you gave her money, u went back to your sit to cool off for job well done while the perpetrators of this evil go gallivanting the whole place looking for their next victim. .

  5. NaijaPikin

    June 4, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Wait they were camping in naija? wrongest of moves. May God be with the wife at this difficult time.

  6. Naija in Paris

    June 4, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    This white folks self even we Nigerians do not go into the bush in our own country at night and set up tents( not even boy scouts or Man no war) walking on the street is already scary enough.. Despite that they had no reason to kill when they could have just robbed them. God pls save my country if it is still worth saving. Now the french won’t let me hear word.

  7. mine

    June 4, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Oga osibanjo,hope you r already on ur way to the village.what a new job to the dead!

  8. Oh yeah??

    June 5, 2015 at 2:42 am

    These people are stupid?? What tent.. ? Tourism in this violent day Nigeria??? They were looking for trouble.. Nigeria has become a dangerous place to go… unless security is restored.. and i do doubt it..

  9. nnenne

    June 5, 2015 at 3:11 am

    We will be complaining of unemployment, yet we make difficult for foreigners to visit and / or settle. Governments alone do not provide jobs. How do we attract potential investors?

    Tourism alone can provide millions of jobs for our people.
    An Igbo adage said, :Choose a road over a cow, because roads do lead to good things but when you kill a cow, you finish the meat immediately.It does not last.”
    The problem of our youths is immediate gratification.
    SAD. RIP to the dead..

  10. Bennie Egbedinni

    June 5, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    So Sad, RIP to the dead. Wish they had just taken a flight to cross river Jeje! But the state government sef, we put her in a hotel and gave her money???? just like that? Too bad, the new government have their job cut out for them in terms of insecurity in the country, it seems to be getting worse!

  11. sunday victor umoke

    June 15, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    The most annoying part of it is that this ugly incident happened in my town, the people that did this must not go free

  12. Ebony

    June 19, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    They put her in a hotel and gave her some money? Huhh???????????????
    Is that the end?

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