Gunmen Kill Three Ebonyi LGA Chairman’s Relatives, Security Guard

Gunmen Kill Three Ebonyi LGA Chairman’s Relatives, Security Guard

  • Unknown gunmen operating in Ebonyi state have killed the relatives of a local government chairman
  • The terrorists invaded the home of the government official and killed all those in his residence during the attack
  • The government official confirmed the attack saying those killed were his brother, his nephews, and the security guard in the house

Ekpaomaka - Gunmen have killed three relatives of the chairman of Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi state, Steve Orogwu.

According to The Nation newspaper, the terrorists stormed the chairman’s home in Ekpaomaka on Tuesday night, May 17 but didn’t meet him at home.

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The Umahi-led government in Ebonyi is yet to officially comment on the incident. Photo credit: @EbonyiGov
Source: Twitter

The invaders shot three of his relatives as well as the security guard on duty dead.

Orogwu confirmed the incident saying:

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“They attacked my house at night and killed my elder brother and two of his sons and our security guard.”

It was further learnt that the corpses of the victims were taken to a mortuary in Abakaliki.

The reason for the attack could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.

Ebonyi police spokesperson Loveth Odah said she was away on an official assignment when contacted for comments.

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