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Gunmen Kill 6 in Ebonyi, Burn Down Houses



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No fewer than six persons, including a pregnant woman, were killed on Sunday April 10, when gunmen invaded Ohaogelode village, Ishieke, in the Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

It was also reported that over 7 houses were burnt down in the attack at Ohaogelode, a neighbouring community to Effium, Ohaukwu LGA, which has been enmeshed in a protracted intra-communal war.

The crisis, which is between Ezza-Effium and Effium natives in the Ohaukwu council, has claimed many lives and led to the destruction of property worth billions of naira.

Chairman of Ohaukwu LGA, Ebonyi State, Clement Odah has in a statement, condemned the attack.


“Ohaukwu council has received with concern a report of the unfortunate incident at Ohaogelode village in Ishieke community.

“The council condemns the incident in strong terms and reassures all that no stone will be left unturned to unravel the circumstances that led to such avoidable loss of lives and property.

“The council has initiated a spirited and discreet investigation to unveil the perpetrators of the act and ensure that justice is done.”

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