Suspected Herdsmen Invade Ebonyi Communities, Kill Many, Burn Houses, Cars

Many residents of Egedegede, Obegu and Amuzu communities in the Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, were on Monday evening, massacred by suspected herdsmen, who invaded their communities.

There are conflicting figures on the casualties in the killings, as of the time of filing this report. While a resident of the community, who did not want his name in print, said about 18 persons were killed by the herdsmen, another resident said 10 persons were killed.

The resident said,“We are mourning, we are in serious mourning since late Monday. Herdsmen invaded our communities and massacred our people. As we speak, 18 persons were slaughtered like animals. They matcheted many of our people, burnt vehicles, motorcycles and looted our properties.”

He said among those killed was a Priest in the Methodist Church, whose car was equally burnt to ashes.

Chairman of Ishielu local Government Area, Sunday Eze; and the Commissioner for Business Development in the state, Stephen Odo, who hail from the local government, led a team of security agents to the communities and condoled the families of those killed in the invasion, on Tuesday.

They assured the people of that government would investigate the invasion.


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