Many killed as suspected herdsmen attack Ebonyi communities

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Many persons were allegedly killed on night when gunmen suspected be herdsmen attacked three communities in Íshíelu of Ebonyi state.

The affected communities are Egedege, Obegu and Amazu communities.

The number of casualties could be ascertained at the time of this report.

A source from the area said herdsmen invaded the three communities and killed many persons.

Many others sustained various degrees of injuries while vehicles and motorcycles were burnt.

The attackers, was further learnt, also looted some properties from the area.

A priest of the Methodist church, whose name could be ascertained, was among those killed.

of the local government, Sunday Eze confirmed the incident.

The spokesman of the Police Command, Liveth Idaho also confirmed the attack.

The Nation