No fewer than 10 persons including two policemen and two lawyers were reportedly killed by unknown gunmen at Isu and Onicha Igboeze communities in Onicha LGA of Ebonyi State
It was gathered that while the two Policemen were reportedly killed in Isu, others were killed in Onicha Igboeze.
The two lawyers, it was learned, were passing with a vehicle and ran into the gunmen who operated on a Lexus Jeep.
The gunmen were said to have killed the lawyers, burnt the Jeep they used and left the area with the lawyer’s vehicle.
There have been killings in Onicha Igboeze in the last three months by gunmen and security agents.
Last month, the daughter of the Traditional Ruler of the community, Elizabeth Agwu was hit by a bullet when policemen invaded the community to arrest a suspect.
The woman died as a result of the bullet which got her on the abdomen. The suspect which Policemen came to arrest was later shot dead.
Meanwhile, about seven travellers were burnt alive inside the vehicle while travelling on the Onicha Igboeze road.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth, confirmed the latest invasion but said details of the incident were still sketchy.
She, however, noted that the State Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Garba has dispatched a team to the area.