Gunmen Allegedly Disarm Police, Kill Chinese In Ebonyi, As LGA Chairman Calls It An Embarrassment
Some yet to be identified gunmen disarmed some policemen and killed a Chinese expatriate they were providing security for at a mining site in Iboko, Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, PM News reports.
Some eyewitnesses, who prefer anonymity, said the hoodlums disarmed the policemen, who were guarding the Chinese during the attack.
The Chairman of Izzi Local Government Area of the state, Steve Emenike, also explained that the gunmen who killed the expatriates came on motorbikes.
He described the killing of the Chinese expatriate and disarming of the policemen as an ’embarrassment”.
Emenike added that the council had constituted a formidable Vigilante Group and banned motorbike operations between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. to tackle the problems of insecurity in the area.
“We are working hard to find the causes of the matter and we’re working with security agencies, including the Police and DSS, to investigate the matter and ensure the perpetrators are brought to book.
“We can no longer accept or tolerate this level of insecurity. Our people are peaceful and we cannot allow evil to germinate.
“The corpse of the victim has been deposited at a mortuary in Abakaliki,” he added.
SP Chris Anyanwu, Spokesperson of the Ebonyi Police Command told NAN during a phone call on Sunday that the incident was yet to be confirmed by the command.
Anyanwu said: “It has not been confirmed, but believe me, I will confirm it tomorrow.”