At least two members of the Ebubeagu security outfit have been shot dead by some unknown gunmen, in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State.
POLITICS NIGERIA learnt that the incident, which happened around 9.30 p.m. on Friday, caused palpable fears among indigenes of the State as many were seen scampering for safety.
“The victims were taken to the Alex Ekuweme Federal Teaching hospital, Abakaliki, FETHA 2, and before they could get there, two of the victims died while others with bullet injuries are now receiving treatment.
“Everybody around the location of the incident, went inside their houses for fear of becoming victims,” a source said.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Chris Anyanwu, confirmed the development.
Ebubeagu was set up in 2021 by governors of the five states in the South-east to help in the fight against insecurity in the region, which has witnessed deadly attacks linked to the Biafra agitation by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).