SUSPECTED gunmen on Thursday, reportedly killed two police officers, two lawyers and seven peasants farmers during an invasion of Isu and Onicha-Igboeze communities, in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
Thr cops were reportedly killed in Isu while others were killed in Onicha Igboeze.
The lawyers were said to be passing with a vehicle, when they ran into the gunmen who operated on a Lexus Jeep.
They were said to have killed the lawyers, burnt the vehicle they operated in and left the scene in the lawyers vehicle.
It was gathered that series of killings by suspected gunmen and security operativeshave taken place in Onicha in the last three months.
Last month, a woman and daughter of a monarch in the area, Elizabeth Agwu, was hit by a stray bullet when Policemen invaded the community to arrest a suspect.
The woman died as a result of the bullet which got her on the abdomen. The suspect the policemen came to arrest was later shot dead.
Before the incident, about seven travellers were burnt alive inside a vehicle they were travelling in, on the same axis.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, in the state, DSP Loveth, confirmed the latest invasion, but said details of the incident were still sketchy.
She, however, noted that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Aliyu Garba, had dispatched a team of policemen to the area.