Gunmen have Killed soldier at Ebonyi checkpoint
The Ebonyi State Government on Thursday confirmed the death of a soldier near the Ebonyi-Enugu state border.
It urged state security officials to apprehend the assailants.
The incident occurred near the border between Uburu community in Ebonyi and neighboring Mpu in Enugu state.
A soldier on duty at the border was killed by the gunmen on Tuesday.
Uchenna Orji, the state’s Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, confirmed this while briefing journalists on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting in Abakaliki, the state capital.
He was perplexed as to why an officer in charge of protecting people’s lives and property would be assassinated while on duty by evil men.
He blamed politicians in the state for the killings, claiming that their unflattering and inflammatory publications were to blame.
“People try to incite politicians and communities against each other, and this is what leads to the state’s violent killings,” he said.
Orji praised the state’s Ebubeagu security outfit for commending security agents in the state for maintaining law and order.
He said the state government had noted the resumption of hostilities between the people of Isinkwo and Abaomege in the state’s Onicha local government area and urged them to embrace peace.