Ebonyi/Benue Boundary Dispute: Gunmen Behead Peace Panel Members

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Four members of a peace committee set up by both Ebonyi and Benue state governments to end the lingering boundary dispute between the people of Ngbo in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi and their neighbours Agila, in Ado Local Government Area of Benue State, were on Thursday beheaded by unknown gunmen.

All the four victims hailed from Ngbo community, in the Ohaukwu LGA of Ebonyi State.

Two others were said to have sustained severe injuries.

They were reportedly on their way to a peace meeting in Benue State over the crisis when they were attacked.

Recall that last week, Deputy Governors of Ebonyi and Benue states, Dr. Kelechi Igwe and Chief Benson Abonu held a meeting at the Government House, Abakaliki and inaugurated three committees.

They are the Inter-community peace committee, Ohaukwu/Ado Inter-Local Governments Peace Committee and a Technical Committee with members drawn from the National Boundary Commission, Office of Surveyor General of the Federation and Surveyors General of Ebonyi and Benue states.

This was in a bid to end the killings, maiming and destructions.

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