Gunmen attack Ebonyi communities, kill 3 persons

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

Spokesman of the State Police Command, SP Chris Anyanwu, told newsmen in Abakaliki on Tuesday that the command was aware of the incident.

According to 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.

Mr Clement Odah, Executive Chairman, Ohaukwu Local Government Area 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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