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Gunmen Kill Policemen, Lawyers, Burn Passengers Alive In Ebonyi

BY CHUKWUMA NNAM

Unknown gunmen have stormed the Isu and Onicha Igboeze communities in the Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, killed about ten including some policemen and two lawyers.

Two Policemen were reportedly killed in Isu while others were killed in Onicha Igboeze, the same local government area.

According to an eyewitness, the two lawyers who were on transit ran into the gunmen without being able to escape.

After killing them, the gunmen were said to have left with the vehicle belonging to the lawyers, while they set ablaze their own Lexus Jeep vehicle, Daily Trust reported.

Before the incident, about seven travellers were burnt alive inside the vehicle they were travelling in.

The tragic incident reportedly happened on Onicha Igboeze road.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah, and the state consultant on Internal Security, Hon. Stanley Emeragha confirmed the incident to journalists.

Odah, however, said the State Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Garba, has dispatched a team to the area

This ugly incident happened barely 24 hours after Governor David Umahi threatened to arrest parents whose children were wreaking havoc.

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