"Yes, Umuofia has decided to kill him. The Oracle of the Hills and the Caves has pronounced it. They will take him outside Umuofia as is the custom, and kill him there. But I want you to have nothing to do with it. He calls you his father." (Achebe 57)
"Later in the day he called Ikemefuna and told him that he was to be taken home the next day. Nwoye overheard it and burst into tears, where upon his father beat him heavily. As for Ikemefuna, he was at a loss" (Achebe 57)
My father, they have killed me!
"Thus the men of Umuofia pursued their way, armed with sheathed machetes, and Ikemefuna, carrying a pot of palm wine on his head, walked in their midst. Although he had felt uneasy at first, he was not afraid now. Okonkwo walked behind him."(Achebe 59)
"One of the men behind him cleared his throat. Ikemefuna looked back, and the man growled at him to go on and not stand looking back. The way he said it sent cold fear down Ikemefuna's back." (Achebe 60)
"The pot fell and broke in the sand. He heard Ikemefuna cry, "My father, they have killed me!" as he ran towards him." (Achebe 61)
"Dazed with fear, Okonkwo drew his machete and cut him down. He was afraid of being thought weak." (Achebe 61)