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Ebonyi, Enugu, herdsmen attacks leave many dead



… Umahi condemns act

AT LEAST 22 people were killed yesterday when suspected herdsmen attacked four villages in Ebonyi and Enugu States.

  The attack took place in Umuhuali, Nkalaha, Obeagu, Nkalagu, and Amazu in Ishielu Local Government Areas of the southeast states.

  In Ebonyi, eyewitnesses say, the gunmen were shooting sporadically, killing the victims in different areas of the communities. They equally set ablaze motorcycles belonging to residents of the affected communities.

   Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi in a reaction to the incident has condemned the attack during his visit to the affected communities, describing it as callous and uncalled for. 

  While expressing sadness over the incident, Umahi assured the people that the government will do all within its powers to bring the perpetrators to justice. He also called on security operatives to help in fishing out those behind the heinous crime.

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