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Gunmen kill Ebubeagu operative, set body ablaze in Ebonyi


The Police Command in Ebonyi on Sunday confirmed the killing of a member of Ebubeagu Security Network .

The 32-year-old victim, Ifeanyi Orogbo, was murdered and partially burnt by the assailants.

DSP Loveth Odah, the Police spokesman, Ebonyi Command, said the incident occurred on Saturday night in Igweledeoha, Amagu, in Ikwo Local Government Area.

According to her, the DPO of Ikwo Police Division said that he received a phone call from one source at Igweledeoha that one ESN operative had been murdered.

“He was partially burnt by the unknown persons in his beer parlour shop on Agubia Road.

“The DPO said that he quickly mobilised a team of police operatives to the area but the culprits had deserted the place when they got there.

“He said the corpse has been taken to the General Hospital for preservation and autopsy,” the police spokesperson said.

Odah said that two suspects had been arrested in connection with the crime.

She said the Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Aliyu, has expressed dismay over the killing and promised to bring the perpetrators to book.