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BREAKING: Many Killed As Gunmen Storm Village in Ebonyi

Pandemonium broke out on Tuesday morning after suspected gunmen from Uffiom attacked the Omega people in Ebonyi State, killing people in their dozens.

Houses were also burned and five people from the village of Omege were abducted.

The crisis arose as a result of a misunderstanding between two factions of the Effium branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) over which group would be responsible for collecting revenue in the Effium motor park.

Residents in the area said more than a thousand people had died in the crisis, but the Ebonyi State Government said only eight people had died.

BREAKING: Many Killed As Gunmen Storm Village in Ebonyi

The ugly incident is happening despite that the State government had freed the stakeholders of both clans who were earlier arrested and detained for days by the Police on the orders of Governor David Umahi, for allowing such crisis to erupt in the area.

The Governor who had vowed not to free the stakeholders until peace returned, made a u-turn last week, by releasing them with a charge to go to their area and ensure that absolute peace returned.

The Stakeholders, in compliance to the government directive, returned home to preach peace to their people, but fillers from the area indicate that their efforts yielded no result, as hostilities between the two clans have continued to persist.


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