Nigeria

Gunmen attack Ebonyi communities, kill three persons

Gunmen in the early hours of Friday stormed Birshin Fulani, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis, and kidnapped a nursing mother of three children, Mrs Rukayyat Odedoyin.

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

Spokesman of the State Police command, Chris Anyanwu, confirmed the development to newsmen.

Anyanwu, who spoke in Abakaliki on Tuesday, said 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.

He said: “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.

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“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.”

Clement Odah, Executive Chairman, Ohaukwu Local Government Area, condemned the incident.

Odah 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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