Herdsmen kill 15, burn vehicles in 3 Ebonyi communities

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Gunmen suspected to be have attacked three communities in Ebonyi State, no fewer than 15 persons.

Cars and motorcycles were also reportedly burnt by the invaders.

The attacks took place on Monday, was learnt.

The three communities attacked were Obegu, Amazu and Egedege, all in Íshíelu council area of the state.

The reason for the attack was not known at press time.

was speculated that more may have been killed in the attack, but a source said 15 bodies were counted yesterday morning after the overnight invasion.

Many others sustained various degrees of injuries.

The attackers, was further learnt, also looted the communities.

An unnamed Methodist priest was said to be among those killed.

spokesperson Loveth Odah confirmed the attack.

Odah said that a of officers led by a Deputy of was delegated by of Police Aliyu Garba to visit the communities and start investigation.

Governor David Umahi directed security agents in the state to apprehend the attackers.