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Ebubeagu commander, 2 APC members gunned down in Ebonyi

Gunmen on Friday night killed two members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State.


Also, a Commander of Ebubeagu in Ogboji Ward, Ezza North Local Government Area, Charles Nwankwo was killed by gunmen in his house on the same night.


The killing of the APC members reportedly took place in Mkpuma Akpatakpa Community in Izzi Local Government Area.


They were said to be attending an APC meeting late Friday in the community when the gunmen stormed the venue and opened fire on all present.


The hoodlums, who were said to be two in number, reportedly operated with a motorcycle.


They were said to have quickly zoomed off having completed their mission.


Two persons were confirmed dead while two others who were injured are receiving treatment at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.(AE-FUTHA).


Gunmen also killed one Charles Nwankwo who is the Commander of Ebubeagu in Ogboji Ward, Ezza north local government area.


The gunmen, according to a source in the area, stormed the house of the Ebubeagu commander at around 1am and shot him dead.


The source noted that the gunmen carted away his motorcycle and gun.


“Charles Nwankwo is Ebubeagu commander in Ogboji Ward, Ezza North LGA. Gunmen visited him at his home town in Ogboji community and shot him dead, collected his motorcycle and gun and ran away”, the source said.


Ebonyi Commander of Ebubeagu, Friday Ujor confirmed the killings.


He however said he was yet to get full details of both incidents.


Ebonyi police spokesperson, Chris Anyanwu could not be reached for comments.


He did not take calls or reply text messages sent to his phone numbers.


 


(NATION)

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