Two operatives of the Ebubeagu Security Outfit have been killed in Ebonyi while on duty.
The incident reportedly happened at the popular Ebebe Junction where operatives of Ebubeagu always mount their stop-and-search operations.
A local identified as Emeke Ikechukwu said that the gunmen were armed with AK 47. Ikechukwu further stressed that the incident took place around 7 pm on Friday.
He said, “Yes, there was an attack at Ebebe Junction that was about 7 pm on Friday. The gunmen arrived at the area with bikes and told some persons who saw them earlier not to panic and that they are there not because of them before they started firing at members of Ebubeagu Operatives on duty.
“However, one of the Ebubeagu members died on the spot while many others who sustained bullet wounds were rushed to the hospital for treatment. Also, the gunmen were armed with AK-47s,” he explained.
A reliable source working at the emergency ward of the Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakiliki who spoke in confidence said two of the victims brought to the hospital have been confirmed dead. The source said that they died as a result of bullet injuries they sustained.
“2 of the victims that were brought in yesterday’s night from the Ebebe junction incident at about 7:30 pm have died. They died as a result of bullet injuries they sustained while 4 others injured are receiving treatment at the hospital”, Daily Trust Quote the source as saying.
Ebebe Junction has recently become a soft target for Members of Ebubeagu Security Outfit by gunmen. Daily Trust learnt that not less than 8 members of the outfit have been killed in less than 6 months at that axis.
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