Unknown gunmen stormed one of the most populated Ebonyi communities in the Ikwo Local Government Area on Wednesday, purportedly killing three brothers of the Local Government Chairman and another for unknown reasons.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, the gunmen stormed the neighborhood and went straight to the family home of Ikwo LGA Chairman Steve Oruogwu, where they opened fire on the people.
The gunmen had been threatening the life of the Council Chairman, Oruogwu, since he took office as the Ikwo LGA Council boss, and had attempted to raze his residence on multiple occasions, but were stopped by security personnel.
Unknown gunmen allegedly broke into the council chairman’s family home in the middle of the night and killed his brothers.
The council chairman was in Abakaliki town when the unknown gunmen stormed his house.
A source, who spoke under anonymity to newsmen confirmed that: “at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ebonyi, four men were brought in dead.
“And out of the four deceased, 3 were from the same family.”
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ebonyi State Police Command, SP, Loveth Odah acknowledged hearing the alleged killing of the Ikwo LGA council Chairman’s brothers.
Meanwhile, Ebonyi State metropolis, at the early hours of Wednesday, was totally deserted following the sit-at-home declared by the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.