Gunmen Storm Ebonyi Council Chair’s Home, Kill Three Relatives, Security Guard

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Some gunmen have killed three relatives of chairman of Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Steve Orogwu.

A source said the hoodlums stormed the chairman’s home in Ekpaomaka on Tuesday night but didn’t meet him at home.

The invaders shot three of his relatives as well as the security guard on duty dead.

Orogwu confirmed the incident to our reporter in an emotion- laden voice.

He said: “They attacked my house at night and killed my elder brother and two of his son’s and our security guard”.

He also said the gunmen razed the family’s house.

It was further learnt that the corpses of the victims were taken to a mortuary in Abakaliki.

The reason for the attack could not be ascertained as of the time of filling this report.

Ebonyi Police spokesperson Loveth Odah said she was away on official assignment when contacted for comments.