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Boundary Bloodshed: Renewed Ebonyi Dispute Claims 2 Lives, Injures Policeman

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ONICHA, Nigeria – Two people have reportedly been killed and a policeman injured in a renewed boundary dispute between Abaomege and Isinkwo communities in the Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Details surrounding the cause of the recent outbreak remain unclear at the time of this report, but it was gathered that the incident occurred around 7 am on Tuesday, June 6, 2023.

The Ebonyi State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the incident to journalists in Abakaliki.

She noted that the injured policeman was responding to treatment and that the police were pursuing the attackers.

“Three persons, including a Police Officer who was returning home after the close of work, were shot at the Abaomege-Oshinkwo Communal crises area by Oshinkwo Warriors,” Onome Onovwakpoyeya said.

“The victims were rushed to the hospital. Two of the victims were confirmed dead but the policeman is responding to treatment. Intensive Manhunt is on for the fleeing Suspects. This happened at about 0700hrs of today 06/062023.”

The community that launched the attack remains uncertain due to the decade-long conflict that has resulted in multiple deaths and property damage worth millions.

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