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Gunmen kill three persons in attack on Ebonyi communities

The hoodlums who attacked on Monday, also destroyed two houses and burnt one shop burnt, along with two motorcycles and one tricycle.

• June 28, 2022
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Suspected gunmen on Monday attacked Ngbo community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi, killed three persons and destroyed properties believed to worth millions of naira.

Spokesperson of the state police, Chris Anyanwu, told reporters in Abakaliki on Tuesday that the command was aware of the incident.

According to Mr Anyanwu, the incident occurred at Ojiogu and Okpochiri Ukwagba Ngbo communities on Monday and “few persons” have been reported dead.

“Yes, we have some details. It happened yesterday, Monday. Two houses and one shop were burnt. Two motorcycles and one tricycle were also burnt by the hoodlums.

“The DPO in the area said there are few dead bodies seen on the ground. The police are working round the clock to ensure the restoration of peace in the area,” the police spokesman said.

Clement Odah, the executive chairman of the local government, condemned the incident.

He assured that efforts would be intensified to unravel the circumstances that led to “such unwarranted attack and loss of lives and properties.”


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