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The police in Ebonyi State have confirmed the killing of two yet-to-be-identified persons in Mkpuma Akataka, a community in the Izzi Local Government Area of the state late Friday.
Speaking to Channels Television on the telephone on Saturday, Public Relations Of The Ebonyi State Police Command, Chris Amyanwu confirmed the ugly incident.
News had filtered in that gunmen on a motorbike stormed a meeting being held by some persons in the community said to be APC members and opened fire on the attendees leading to the death of some persons.
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However, the police spokesman said the scene of the attack was not a gathering of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the local government area but a meeting being attended by some persons in the community.
He called members of the public to disregard stories making the rounds that those killed were of the ruling APC in the area.
In another report, the Nigerian military assured the people of the South East Region, particularly in Ebonyi State that free, fair, credible, and acceptable elections will be conducted in the State.
The Commanding Officer, of the 24 Support Engineering Regiment, Lt. Col. Sunday Atomode made gave this assurance while speaking with newsmen in Abakaliki. at the Nkwagu military cantonment, located along Abakaliki -Afikpo road, when members of the Correspondent Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, paid a courtesy visit.