Gunmen invade Ebonyi community, kill 17, several injured

Some gunmen, suspected to be Ezza fighters, have invaded Amuda village in Effium community, in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, killing at least 17 persons in the process.

A member of the community, Mr. Edede Barnabas, said his mother was equally shot by the gunmen and that she was rushed to a nearby hospital at Ngbo.

Mr. Barnabas who said the fighters invaded their community, on Saturday, revealed that the gunmen shot sporadically into houses and killed about 17 persons while many others were injured.

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According to him, “My name is Edede Barnabas. My community is under attack and the killers threatening to come again.”

“Over 17 bodies have been recovered and buried. My mother was shot in the hand, now receiving treatment in a private hospital at Ngbo.

“We are calling on relevant authorities to come to our aid. The gunmen are threatening to come back. We are no longer safe,” he said.


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