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A Methodist priest and 17 other indigenes of Egedegede, Obegu, and Amuzu communities in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, were yesterday evening, gruesomely killed by rampaging herdsmen who invaded the communities.
The Eastern Updates also gathered that the car belonging to the Methodist priest was also burnt by the herdsmen.
The incident happened at Egedegede Community, in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
An eyewitness who confided in The Eastern Updates narrated that the herdsmen stormed their village on Monday evening, killing at least twenty-five persons.
According to her, ‘our village is currently under attack. About 25 persons were killed yesterday evening by Fulani herdsmen.’
‘About five motorcycles were equally set ablaze and three farmlands destroyed, we need help’.
When asked how it started, she said trouble started last year when the herdsmen destroyed the farmlands of the villagers.
‘So about three Herdsman were killed that last year. It’s crystal clear that they came for revenge.’ she added
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