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Ebonyi Mine Shooting – Police In Search Of Killers Of Chinese Man

The Ebonyi state police command are currently in search of the gunmen that attacked a mining site in the state on Saturday, the 8th of October 2022, just close to the border shared with Benue state.

According to reports, the culprits rode on motorcycles during the attack, opening fire on workers at the site, in the process; a Chinese man and a policeman were hit, resulting in the death of the Chinese man at the hospital.

During the attack on the mine located at Otam Nwogba village in Izzi local government area of Ebonyi, the gunmen reportedly disarmed the police officers protecting the foreigner.



While giving an update on the situation on Monday, the 10th of October 2022, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chris Anyanwu said that the gunmen besieged the area and shot sporadically at the security men on duty at the company.

“One of the policemen on duty sustained serious bullet injuries and is still receiving treatment,’’ he stated.

Chairman of Izzi Local Government Area, Steve Emenike, described the murder as a “national embarrassment.”

The body of the deceased however has been deposited at a mortuary in Abakaliki, the State capital.

Anyanwu urged members of the public to join hands in fishing out the miscreants by giving prompt and reliable information concerning their identities and or location to the police.

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