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Seven killed in resumed Ebonyi/Benue boundary dispute

Seven killed in resumed Ebonyi/Benue boundary dispute


The Police in Ebonyi State have confirmed the killing of seven individuals from Ndiagu Orie, Umuguduakpu Ngbo neighborhood in Ohaukwu native authorities space of Ebonyi state. The Ngbo Group has been enmeshed in a long time -long inter communal dispute with neighbouring Agila neighborhood in Adọ native authorities space of Benue state. Police Commissioner, Awosola Awotinde, confirmed the killings to The Nation. It was learnt that properties price tens of millions of naria had been additionally destroyed. There have been conflicting studies on the precise variety of individuals killed. Chairman of the Council, Clement Odah, stated 9 individuals had been killed.

He accussed the folks of Agila of flouting the peace pact reached between the 2 communities. Odah additionally known as on the Nationwide Boundary Fee to hasten up with the boundary demarcation to forestall additional lack of lives. We imagine that demarcation of the disputed land will convey lasting peace to the realm,”he stated. The supply alleged the assault was carried out by Agila folks at about 1:00pm on Tuesday. The supply stated the attackers had emerged from the buffer zone into the neighborhood carrying millitary camouflage and this made the folks to assume they had been millitary males. Some millitary personnel had been to the neighborhood lately seeking a lacking Naval officer who had gone lacking over every week in the past within the space.

The supply stated when the attackers emerged from the disputed land into the neighborhood, some neighborhood members who noticed them felt they had been a part of the group that has earier visited the neighborhood not understanding. However when the boys obtained shut they unleashed mayhem on the neighborhood killing anybody they might lay fingers on.

A resident of the neighborhood, Mr. Eze Ituma expressed shock that regardless of heavy safety presence within the space the Agila folks carried out the assault unstopped. In the meantime, Ebony State Broadcasting Company (EBBC) Correspondent hooked up to the spouse of the Governor of Ebonyi State, Mrs. Pauline Nwaneri stated she misplaced 4 kinfolk to the assault. She known as for fast safety intervention following the killings. It was additional gathered that the Mom of the Public Relations Officer, Ministry of Info , Mr. Eugene Ebenyi was additionally a sufferer of the assault.

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