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  • Updated: May 20, 2024

Ebonyi: 2 beheaded, 7 kidnapped in fresh communal clashes

Ebonyi: 2 beheaded, 7 kidnapped in fresh communal clashes

Two persons were reportedly beheaded while seven others were abducted in fresh communal clashes at Ikachi village in Akparata area of Effium in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State on Sunday.

The spokesman for the state police command,  Joshua Ukandu, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday in Abakaliki, said the assailants also destroyed property worth millions of naira in  the attacks.

The Ezza and Effium communities have been enmeshed in deadly clashes since 2021 with several persons killed and properties destroyed during the period.

Ukandu said: “We are aware of the attack and the command is on top of the situation. We have been working with other security agencies to ensure that peace returned to the area.

“The command is also investigating the attack to ascertain the root cause of the matter."

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