Unknown gunmen strike in Ebonyi, kill 2 Lawyers, 2 Policemen, 6 others

Unknown gunmen strike in Ebonyi, kill 2 Lawyers, 2 Policemen, 6 others

By Augustine Anioke

At least ten persons two of whom are said to be Legal practitioners have been killed by gunmen in Ebonyi state.

The gunmen were said to have invaded Isu and Onicha Igboeze communities, Onicha local government area of the state shooting sporadically.

Two Policemen, who were among their victims, were reportedly killed in Isu,.

The other victims were killed in Onicha Igboeze.

Sources said the two Lawyers, who were killed by the gunmen, were passing with a vehicle and ran into the gunmen who operated on a Lexus Jeep.

The gunmen were said to have killed the Lawyers, burnt the Jeep they used and left the area with the Lawyers vehicle.

There have been killings in Onicha Igboeze in the last three months by gunmen and security agents.

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Last month, a woman and daughter of Traditional Ruler of the community, Elizabeth Agwu was hit by a bullet when policemen invaded the community to arrest a suspect.

The woman died as a result of the bullet which got her on the abdomen. The suspect the Policemen came to arrest was later shot dead.

In August, about seven travellers were burnt alive inside the vehicle they were travelling with on the Onicha Igboeze road.

Police spokesperson, Loveth Odah confirmed the latest invasion but said details of the incident were still sketchy.

She however noted that the State Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Garba has dispatched a team to the area.

Unknown gunmen strike in Ebonyi, kill 2 Lawyers, 2 Policemen, 6 others

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