Death toll over herders attack on Ebonyi Community rises



The death toll resulting from the attack on three communities on Ebonyi-Benue borders by herds men has increased to 52.

Nationstrends gathered that security agents have recovered mkre dead bodies from bushes in the affected communities, making number of victims to rise.

Armed herdsmen had invaded Odoke Ishieke, Obakota Ishieke and Ndiobasi Ishieke communities all in Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State at 3:am Sunday and killed over 30 persons including pregnant women and nursing mothers.

The three communities share common boundaries with Ardo Local Government in Benue State.

A resident of one of the affected communities who gave his name simply as Nwegede, told New Telegraph that 31 bodies were received in Ndiobasi Ishieke, 6 in Odoke Ishieke and 15 bodies in Obakota Ishieke.

He said: “Herdsmen butchered Izzi peoples like this at Nwori Ndiobashi side. Most of the victims are at Sudan hospital Onuenyimu right now battling machetes and gunshot injuries.”

Meanwhile, many victims of the attack are still receiving treatment at the Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki 2 (FETHA2) and a health centre close to the scene of the incidents, AMURT.

One of the stakeholders of the affected communities, Chief Onyekachi Nwebonyi told New Telegraph that over 30 bodies have been evacuated from bushes around the affected communities while soldiers are still recovering more bodies from the bushes.

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