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May 27, 2024

Again, unknown gunmen kill three in Ebonyi

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By Peter Okutu

No fewer than three persons were confirmed dead on Saturday, 25th May, 2024, at Akpoha junction of Afikpo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Vanguard gathered that the demise of the victims occurred after a heavy shooting by the unknown gunmen, who were said to have been heavily armed during the attack.

The victims of the attack includes, Egwu Nicholas Nwocha, Emmanuel Nwocha (Ebubeagu security outfit) iInya Blessing Orieoma.

After the incident, it was reported that the Police took the corpses to a Mortuary at Mater Hospital, Afikpo.

An eye witness reports that the four unidentified gunmen came with sophisticated AK47 rifles in two motorcycles and left uncaught through Afikpo/Amasiri road axis of the State.

However, bullet shells from the sophisticated weapons were seen littered everywhere as the Police picked the ones they saw at the scene of crime.

“The situation in Akpoha is tense having recalled that last year similar situation occurred and our youths are being slaughtered and murdered in cold blood and the assailants will go without any trace.

“We the good people of Akpoha call on government to come to our rescue and mount security posts along Akpoha Afikpo road to minimize the incidence of killing of Akpoha Youths.”

Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer of Ebonyi State Police Command, DSP Joshua Ukandu who confirmed the incident said the Police had embarked on a manhunt to apprehend the assailants.

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