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10 Killed, 4 missing en route burial ceremony in Ebonyi



THERE was pandemonium in Ukwuagba, Ngbo, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, as 10 persons were killed by gunmen  and  four  allegedly abducted on their way to a burial ceremony in Effium community in the local government area.

The chairman, Ohaukwu Local Government Area,  Clement Odah, while briefing the state’s deputy governor, Eric Kelechi Igwe during a stakeholders meeting over the incident at the council area, told the deputy governor that the four missing persons were on their way to a burial ceremony in Effium, on August 27, when they got missing.

According to him, they were in a party of 30 persons traveling for the burial ceremony when they had an accident at Rest House junction, on the Enugu-Abakaliki Expressway.

Odah disclosed that the men were conveyed to Ezzamgbo General Hospital for treatment before four of them who were in a hurry to get to the burial ceremony left without the others.

He said that when the other 26 left for the burial ceremony, they noticed a road block at Agbaesa in Mgbo where some youths tried to intercept them but they managed to bulldoze their way through the road block to get to the burial ceremony.

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