Cross River/Ebonyi boundary dispute: 3 Police officers killed in Ebonyi

Mon Feb 12th, 2018 - Cross River

ABAKALIKI-EBONYI State police command, weekend, reportedly lost three of their officers posted to the boundary axis between Ikwo local government area and Cross River State at Ofunakpa in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Investigation revealed that five police officers were attacked by assailants purportedly in police uniform as two escaped while three were killed.

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Vanguard gathered that the police officers who were deployed to the war zone at Ikwo were on duty when a set of people allegedly disguised in police uniform approached them and shook hands with them; but to their dismay, these people opened fire, killing three on the spot.

A source told Vanguard that after the officers were gunned down, one was beheaded, while the assailants cut off the private part of another as it was only one person that his body parts were not tampered with.

The source further said that the command has sent reinforcement to the affected area. At the time of filing this report those who lunched the unexpected attack were yet identified as the police have refused to officially react to the development.

However, the deceased were laid to rest last week. One of the victims, Sergeant Terry who is a Yoruba indigene lived at Oroke-Onuoha at mile 50 in Abakaliki metropolis. His wife is nursing their two weeks old baby.

Meanwhile, about eight civilians were also killed in the recent crisis between Nsobor and Ofunakpa people, both settlers in Ikwo LGA of the state. Ends




source: Vanguard