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Two killed, 7 abducted in Ebonyi communal clashes



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Two persons were reportedly killed while seven others were kidnapped in an attack on Ikachi Village in the Akparata area of Effium in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, police said.

DSP Joshua Ukandu, the spokesperson for Ebonyi Police Command, who confirmed the incident, added that the assailants also destroyed property worth millions of naira in the area on Sunday.

He said that the police are working with other security agencies to restore peace in the area and also to ascertain the cause of the latest flare-up of communal clashes in the area.

Effium and Ezza communities have been entangled in deadly clashes since 2021.

Ukandu said, “We are aware of the attack, and the command is on top of the situation.

“We have been working with other security agencies to ensure that peace returned to the area.

“The command is also investigating the attack to ascertain the root cause of the matter.”

Ukandu stated that officers and men of the command are committed to protecting lives and property in Ebonyi.




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