HERDSMEN ATTACK EBONYI COMMUNITIES, KILL 25
Eons Intelligence has gathered that about 25 persons were killed following an attack by unknown gunmen suspected to be herdsmen on some communities in Ishielu LGA of Ebonyi State.
The attacks occurred on Monday night in Nkalaha, Obegu, Amazu, Nkalagu, and Umuhuali communities.
Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, who visited the affected communities on Tuesday, told newsmen that the assailants wielded AK-47 rifles, stressing that he would do everything to arrest the gunmen and bring them to justice.
He said; “I remember that about a year ago, we had incident of killing of two herdsmen within this same location, and immediately, the security agencies and local government chairman and the community leaders, all came together to condemn the attack and the killing.
“We immediately asked the security agencies to fish out the people that did that. They did fish them out, and as we talk, they’re standing trial in Ebonyi state. The community, the government, and security agencies appeased the herdsmen and made peace with them.
“And so, it is very shocking that overnight, all the herdsmen in Ishielu local government vacated the council area, which means that the local herdsmen in Ishielu are part of the conspiracy in killing of our people. They vacated despite all efforts my government, the governors of south-east and security agencies have been making to protect them.
The Governor commiserated with the families of the deceased and urged residents of the communities to remain calm, adding that security agents are on the trail of the assailants.
This attack comes barely twenty-four hours after eight people were killed in Adani, Uzo -Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, by gunmen.