CULT WARS EBONYI BOILS AGAIN WITH 2 KILLED AND 10 HOUSES BURNT

Obinna Odogwu, Abakaliki A violent clash between two rival cult groups in Akpoha community, Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State has left two persons dead, one in a coma, and over 10 houses burnt. While one of the victims identified as Ikpor, 18, was said to be lying in a coma in an undisclosed hospital, another victim named Ukpai, aged 27, was killed. Also, the body of an unidentified victim was discovered by the villagers near a river in the community. The incident, our correspondent gathered, happened last…

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SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO 2 CHINESE ABDUCTED IN EBONYI

Two Chinese kidnapped on Wednesday in Ebonyi State have regained their freedom. The police spokesperson in the state, Loveth Odah, told journalists in Abakaliki on Sunday that they were rescued by the police unhurt. According to her, their abductors were forced to abandon them in a forest near the location where they were kidnapped, following pressure mounted on them by the police who were closing in on their location. “They were rescued on Saturday by 11 a.m. The pressure was so much on the kidnappers that they had to abandon…

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CHINESE CITIZENS KIDNAPPED IN EBONYI GOVERNOR’S HOMETOWN

BREAKING!!! Tension As Fulani Herdsmen Kidnap Two Chinese Citizens In Gov. Umahi’s Hometown By Wisdom Nwedene Suspected Fulani Herdsmen have allegedly kidnapped two Chinese nationals, Sun Zhixin and Wang Quing Hu, Igbere TV has learnt. Igbere TV gathered that the Chinese Nationals both male are working with Tongyi construction company in Ohaozara community, Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi State, Governor David Nweze Umahi’s hometown. According to report, they were kidnapped at a construction site in the area where they were working on a bridge that links some communities in…

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FAMILY OF 6 BURNT TO DEATH IN EBONYI COMMUNAL CRISIS, SEE HORROR PICS

Many people have been burnt to death in a communal clash involving Izzi and Ikwo in Ebonyi State.According to report,no fewer than 12 persons have been killed, including a family of six, who were burnt to death by armed hoodlums in the course of the crisis. In reaction to the crisis,the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. Dave Umahi, has indefinitely suspended two council chairmen, political appointees over the killings in the state resulting from communal crises.The affected chairmen are Chief John Nnabor of Ikwo and Chief Emmanuel Nwangele Of Abakaliki…

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MANY KILLED IN EBONYI /CROSS RIVER BOUNDARY CLASH, GOVERNOR AYADE REVEALS

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State yesterday confirmed that many people were killed in what he described as a full-fledged war between the Ukelle community in the state and the Izzi community in Ebonyi State. “I received a text message that there is a full-fledged war between Cross River and Ebonyi going on right now around the Izzi, Ebonyi and Ukelle, Cross River area. Lives are being lost, they are firing and killing, even as arson is taking place there right now,”…

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RERUN: EBONYI APC CANDIDATE WITHDRAWS, DUMPS PARTY, JOINS PDP

Mr Innocent Nomeh, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Ezza North West state constituency, has withdrawn from the supplementary election contest slated for March 23, 2019. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the election originally scheduled for March 9 was cancelled because unidentified hoodlums burnt the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Registration Area Centre (RAC) at Umuoghara, Ezza North LGA of the state. Nomeh, while briefing newsmen in Abakaliki, said that he withdrew after considering salient issues confronting APC members and candidates after its loss in…

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UMAHI VOWS TO PETITION EFFCC OVER ELECHI’S ALLEGED FINANCIAL RECKLESSNE

  Chijioke Jannah  Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi has said his administration will write to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC) to probe the eight years of his predecessor, Martin Elechi, over alleged financial fraud, contract inflation and other financial recklessness. There has been an unhealthy face-off between Elechi and Umahi since the 2015 election. Umahi, who was Elechi’s Deputy for four years, parted ways with his boss shortly before the build up to 2015 general election when…

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