Gunmen have reportedly killed two police officers, two lawyers and six other peasants farmers in Ebonyi State.
Afriupdate News reports that the incident occurred on Thursday after the gunmen invaded Isu and Onicha-Igboeze communities, in Onicha Local Government Area of the state.
The policemen were reportedly killed in Isu while others were killed in Onicha Igboeze.
Two lawyers were also killed by the gunmen during the attack. The two lawyers were said to be driving pass with a vehicle, when they ran into the gunmen who operated on a Lexus Jeep.
The invaders were said to have killed the lawyers, burnt the vehicle they operated in and left the scene in the lawyers vehicle.
There have been killings in Onicha in the last three months by gunmen and suspected security agents.
Thisronline news medium ecalls that last month, daughter of a monarch in the area, Elizabeth Agwu, died after she was hit by a stray bullet when policemen invaded the community to arrest a suspect.
Before that particular incident, about seven travellers were burnt alive inside the vehicle they were travelling in, on the same axis.
The Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, 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