BY NAOMI CHUKWUBUIKE
Members of a joint police-Army team are currently on the trail of armed men who attacked Ebor, Eha-Amufu community in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State on Sunday, leaving a yet-to-be-ascertained number of persons dead.
The spokesman of the state police command, Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the development to our correspondent.
“Sketchy report at my disposal shows that there was an attack. But the assailants were repelled by a joint police/Army team, that is currently trailing them,” Ndukwe said in a text message sent to our correspondent.
Security sources had told our correspondent that the invaders who outnumbered soldiers and local vigilantes, launched the attack early Sunday morning, adding that several people were killed.
“As I speak to you, we are combing bushes in search of the bodies of those killed. I can’t tell now the exact number of people killed as we are still combing the bushes,” one of the sources said.
A community leader, who gave his name as Ogbuabor Samuel, also confirmed the attack.
“Several people have been killed, at least we have recovered the bodies of 10 people,” he said.
The VOICE reports that the state command claimed that four people were killed during the last attack on Ebor and Umujiovu communities on December 8, 2022, although unconfirmed sources put the causality figure at 25.