Gunmen kill four in Ebonyi community

There was panic in the Iboko community in the Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State on Tuesday when gunmen stormed the area and killed no fewer than two security guards.

An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the gunmen disguised as natives of the area, stopped at strategic locations in the community and bought food items before unleashing mayhem.

A judiciary worker at the Ebonyi State High Court told our correspondent in confidence, that she missed being lynched by the hoodlums.

The source said, “According to the report, the gunmen first stopped at a popular filling station at Iboko and filled their vehicles with PMS before gunning down two persons there.

“They moved to where Ebubeagu operatives (now called Neighbourhood Vigilante members) were and opened fire on them, killing one Fredrick Idike and another person.

“They equally used an axe to slice two of the vigilante members, who have been deposited at the mortuary.

“Yesterday was Iboko Market and the ugly incident made the traders start running for safety.

“The whole market was deserted yesterday because of the incident.”

The Ebonyi State Police Command confirmed the incident.

“Yes. It happened. Two lives were lost. But we are still investigating,” the Ebonyi Police Public Relations Officer, Ukandu Joshua, said.

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