Herdsmen kill 16 people in Enugu community

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Suspected herdsmen militia have killed no fewer than 16 people in a fresh attack on Eboh Autonomous community in Enugu State.

The incident happened on Thursday when the gunmen suspected to be herdsmen along with collaborators from Benue State launched an attack on Eboh Ishialu village.

According to sources, the assailants wore military uniforms, which deceived the people and made them relax when they first saw them.

Some residents who spoke to journalists said as of 9 am on Friday, the number of bodies recovered was 16 and that a search for missing people was still ongoing.

Several people also sustained gunshot injuries while about seven houses were razed by the invading assailants.

When contacted by journalists, the spokesman for the state police command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, declined to comment.