A combined team of the Nigerian security forces, which include soldiers, police, civil defense on Tuesday, attacked a community in Ezza North Local Government Area, Ebonyi State.
The attack resulted to the killing of four young persons while others escape with severe injuries.
According to reports made available to Obinwannem News correspondent, the combined team of the armed forces arrived Ezza in search of the training camp of the newly launched Eastern Security Network.
“The Nigerian joint security forces trooped into Ezza North communities in the mid-day of Tuesday 15th December, 2020 harassing innocent people in the communities, saying they were searching for the training ground of the Eastern Security Network,” an eyewitness said.
He further explained that “the security forces who were fully armed to the teeth with not less than ten Hilux vans, claimed they got authentic information that the newly formed Security outfit have one of their training camp in Ezza North LGA, hence the reason for their thorough search of the communities in the local government area, in order to haunt and clamp them down”.
“Their search for innocent people who never committed any crime against anybody, or group of people continued till the joint security forces ran into some group of youths of the community who were preparing for their forthcoming festive season of Christmas and New Year celebrations, and without asking to find out who they were and what they were doing, they opened gun fire on them and instantly killed four persons and injured some of them,” the eyewitness added.
Meanwhile, an eye witness had earlier today, told our correspondents that some (victims’) corpses were carried away by the Joint security forces after the shooting which lasted for long but unconfirmed duration.
The Eastern Security Network is an outfit launched by leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for safeguarding the Eastern region of Nigeria (Biafraland).
For the records, it is evident that the Fulani herdsmen armed with sophisticated weapons usually attack their target communities at the time they are most vulnerable such as mid-night or on Sundays when they are in their churches, killing people indiscriminately, mostly women and children, burning houses and looting properties.
In fact, the fulani militia masquerading as herdsmen was rated the fourth deadliest terrorist group in the world by the Global Terrorism Index.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News