UPDATED: 26 dead, 17 houses burnt as communal war rages in Ebonyi

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UPDATED: 26 dead, 17 houses burnt as communal war rages in Ebonyi
UPDATED: 26 dead, 17 houses burnt as communal war rages in Ebonyi
Governor David Umahi

By Peter Okutu, Abakaliki

The people of Effium/Ezza-Effium in Ohaukwu and part of Ebonyi Local Government Areas of Ebonyi State, were thrown into mourning and confusion, following the invasion of the communities by suspected assailants described as ‘Effium warlords’ in the state.

Vanguard had reported the incident on Monday, April 11.

The attack, according to detailed investigation, claimed more than 26 lives and destroyed 17 houses in the early hours of Sunday, April 10.

The affected villages include Ohagelede, Umuezeoka, Ebbiaji and Ebbeta, all in Ezza/Effium and part of Ebonyi Local Government Areas of Ebonyi state.

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Source: Vanguard Newspaper