Fulani herdsmen, Monday, allegedly invaded Nkalaha, Obegu, Amaezu and Umuhuali communities, in Ishielu Local Government Area, of Ebonyi State, killing a Methodist Church Priest and 15 others whose names could not be ascertained at the time of fielding this report.
Many others as gathered from a source close to the communities were critically injured and were rushed to Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, for treatment, while many vehicles and motorcycles were burnt.
Police spokesperson, Ebonyi command, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed the report. She said a detachment of Police officers have been sent to the area led by an Assistant Commissioner of Police.
She called for calm, stating that the CP Garba Aliyu, in charge of the command has ordered for full scale investigation into the issue to identify and bring the perpetrators of such heinous crime to justice.
Chairman of the local government, Sunday Eze confirmed the incident.
The Chairman of the council, Sunday Eze and Commissioner for Business Development, Stephen Odo who is also from one of the communities led a team of security agents to the scene of the incident.