Two sisters were found dead on Friday, June 20, in a shallow stream in Ephuenyim village in Ndiagu Okpuitumo community in Abakaliki local government area of Ebonyi State.
According to the traditional ruler of the community, Eze Pius Nwangele, the deceased children, Ibuchi Nwangele, 8, and Oruomachi Nwangele, 2, were discovered about 8pm on Friday at a shallow stream in the village.
He disclosed that the girls had disappeared some weeks ago and the community had undertaken an intensive search for the children.
As the cause of children’s death still remain unknown, the Ebonyi State Governor, Chief Martin Elechi, the state commissioner of Police, Mr. Maigari Dikko, and the senator representing Ebonyi North zone, Senator Chris Nwankwo, visited the family.
The traditional ruler of the community said the community suspects fowl play by the co-wife of the father of the children, one Mrs. Felicia Nwangele, who had been having a running battle with the mother of the children.
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