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30 Killed in new Benue, Ebonyi boundary dispute

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 ABOUT 30 persons were on Sunday, killed by suspected herdsmen in three communities in Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

  The three communities include Ndiobasi, Odoke and Obakotara with all the communities sharing common boundaries with Ardo Local Government Area in Benue State.

  The herdsmen were said to have invaded the communities from Benue State at 3am on Sunday.

  According to report, many people were sliced with machetes and are currently receiving treatment at Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki 2 (FETHA) and a health centre close to the scene of the incidents, AMURT.

  In a post on its social media handle AMURT stated, “terrible scenes at Ohagelode Health Centre this morning, an attack on an Izzi village inside Benue State, allegedly by herdsmen, resulted in many casualties.  Many were carried all the way to Ohagelode Health Centre.

  “The Uloanwu ambulance was called and eleven, six adults and five children were transported to AEFUTHA in Abakaliki, sadly, two children have already died after reaching AEFUTHA.  We are trying to support the wounded carried to AEFUTHA.”

  According to Commissioner for Internal Security, Border Peace & Conflict Resolution, Stanley Okoro-Emegha who confirmed the incident, Ebonyi State Government condemned the attack on Izzi village inside Benue State, allegedly attacked by herdsmen.

  He stated that state government has mobilised and dispatched a combined team of security agencies and members of Ebubeagu Security Outfit to ensure that peace and normalcy is restored in the troubled area.

  Meanwhile, the state government has equally taken necessary steps with a view to settling the hospital bill of survivors of the attack.

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