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Assailants Suspected To Be Herdsmen Brutally Murd£red 3 Men On Farmland In Ebonyi

Unidentified assailants suspected to be herdsmen allegedly hacked three men to d£ath in Ebonyi state.

It was gathered that the incident occurred in Amaeze in Ishiagu community, Ivo Local Government Area of the State.

The assailants attacked and k!lled the victims on a farmland at the border between Amaeze and Lokpa community on Sunday evening, January 9, 2022.

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One of the victims has been identified as Comrade Anthony Orji, the Emeritus President of Federated Union Of Amaeze Graduates and Undergraduates (FUAGU)

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the incident was confirmed in a statement issued by Monday Okorie, chairman of Amaeze Community Development Union.

According to him, women who went to the farm and discovered the bodies of the deceased broke the news about the gruesome murder of the indigenes, adding that information about the incident is still sketchy, noting that the matter had been reported to the police for investigation.

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He stated that their bodies were discovered at ‘Uzohu’ a boundary between Ishiagu and Lokpa community in Abia State.

Two of the deceased were from Amaeze while the third victim was an indigene of Ihietutu community resident in Amaeze, he added.

He said:

“I was alerted by some community women who were going to their farms early this morning about the discovery of three bodies at farmland at the border between our community and Lokpa community in Abia State.”

“I immediately made contact with the Ivo Division of the Nigeria Police and also mobilised our youths who went with the police and recovered the bodies. We cannot, for now, ascertain the real cause, motive or those behind the killing of these our vibrant youths.

“And the sudden death of these three youths has caused fear and panic in this community. We shall do everything possible within the ambit of the law to unveil the actors.”

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