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Gunmen invade Ebony Community, kill Ebubeagu commander, 2 others

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Unknown Gunmen reportedly invaded Mkpuma Akataka Community, Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi on Friday killing three locals including Ebubeagu commander, Mr Charles Nwankwo.

An eyewitness, Mrs Grace Nwite, disclosed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that hoodlums invaded the community and shot sporadically.

Nwankwo, the Commander of the Southeast security network was killed in his house at Ogboji Ward, Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi.

The eyewitness said, “They came into the community and started shooting. I heard that the hoodlums came on a motorcycle,’’ Nwite said.

Ebonyi Commander of the Ebubeagu, Mr Friday Ujor, confirmed the killings to newsmen.

“I know about the incident but I have not gotten the full details of the killings,’’ he said.

Confirming the killing also, Police spokesman in Ebonyi, SP Chris Anyanwu, also confirmed the killing.

“There were shootings, but there is no proof of political motivation as being peddled now.

“I will get back to you after some clarification on that aspect,’’ Anyanwu told NAN.

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