Home News High Court Burnt, Ebonyi Border Villages Of Ehugbo And Amasiri Deserted After Gunmen Opened Fire At A Military Checkpoint, 2 Soldiers, 2 Civilian Killed

High Court Burnt, Ebonyi Border Villages Of Ehugbo And Amasiri Deserted After Gunmen Opened Fire At A Military Checkpoint, 2 Soldiers, 2 Civilian Killed

by Anita Ogona

Reports say a section of the Federal High Court in Abakaliki Was gutted by fire in the early hours of Tuesday.

Our correspondent In Ebony Said the attack is suspected to be carried out by hoodlums but fire fighters  intervened to bring the inferno under control

Our Correspondent also reports that the Gunmen also attacked a checkpoint in the Ebonyi State, shooting two soldiers and a civilian to death.  the checkpoint incident occurred on Monday night, at the Timber Junction area, in the Afikpo North Local Government Area of the salt state.(boundary Ehugbo and Amasiri) in white bus. The victims were attacked at about 8.48pm that monday night and their rifles were reportedly carted away.  while Other soldiers at the Checkpoint  we gathered ran inside the bush for safety.

Another eye witness account Records that that the gunmen arrived the checkpoint in a white bus and as the military men stopped them for a search, they opened fire on them.the situation threw the two busy towns of Amasiri and Afikpo into panic, as natives especially petty traders hurriedly packed their goods and went home.

He said the military were checking them and all of a sudden, they opened fire on them. Two of the military men, a man and woman, died. Others ran away.

The area is as quiet as the graveyard. These used to be very busy and people here are farmers and traders. But the moment that happened, people started going home. Nobody is seen outside as I speak to you. Every place is calm. There is fear here now. My brother, the world is about to end,”

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