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Death Toll Rises To 18 Over Ebonyi/Benue Boundary Dispute

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The death toll which is resulting from the conflict on the Ojiogu and Okpochiri people in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State has risen sporadically in number with 18 confirmed dead.

Further investigations had also revealed that the affected communities had been attacked by Ezzas within the boundary area between Ebonyi and Benue States.

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In a telephone chat with the Town Union President for Ukwagba Community, Eze Moses Ekpe, which was recorded by the NAN, the community leader who confirmed the figure added that search for the victim of the attack were still ongoing.

“As I told you, we are still searching for the victims. So far, what the bodies we have are up to 18 in number.”

The attack led to the destruction of properties worth millions of naira.

Following the ugly incident of Monday, 27th June, 2022, the Ebonyi State Government had orchestrated a  closed door meeting with the Stakeholders of the troubled communities at the Government House, Abakaliki.

The meeting which had been chaired by the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State, Dr. Kelechi Eric Igwe had the following stakeholders in attendance: Pastor Eze Nwachukwu Eze, Chief Frederick Omeh, Dr Okey C. Oke, Bishop Lawson Elom, Barr Chief Emmanuel Igboke, Hon . Fredick Onwe. Chief Godwin Okpoto, Mr Eze Ekpe, Hon Chinedu Awo, Hon Uzim Bernard Nwankwo, Chief Boniface Nwali, Mr. Amechi Alo, Hon Monday Nwenyim, Hon. Titus Nwenyi, Hon Mrs Eucharia Ogwale and Mr Emmanuel Nwankwo.

Also invited invited were: the chairman of Ohaukwu Local Government Area, Hon Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Hon Commissioner for Water Resources, Special Consultant to Ebonyi state Government on security, Permanent Secretary ministry of internal security, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Legal Mathers and Conflict Resolution.

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