The Chairman of Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Steve Orogwu escaped death on Tuesday night as unknown gunmen invaded his country home killing three of his relatives.

The gunmen also killed a security guard on duty and burnt down the family house of the Orogwus.

A source said that the hoodlums stormed the Chairman’s home in Ekpaomaka late Tuesday night but didn’t meet him at home.

The invaders proceeded to shoot dead three of his relatives as well as the security guard on duty.

Mr Orogwu confirmed the incident to our reporter on Wednesday morning.

He said: “They attacked my family compound at Ikwo at night and killed my Elder Brother and two of his sons and a security guard”.

He also said the gunmen set ablaze the family’s house in the compound.

It was further learnt that the corpses of the victims have been taken to a mortuary in Abakaliki.

The reason for the attack could not be ascertained at the time of filling this report.

Spokesperson of the Police in the state, Loveth Odah said she was away on official assignment when contacted for comments.

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