The Ebonyi State government has confirmed the death of two victims who lost their lives during renewed boundary dispute between Ezilo and Iyionu communities in Íshíelu local government area of the state.
The incident was confirmed in a statement on Tuesday by the Governor David Umahi moments after a Security Council meeting at the old Government House in the state capital, Abakaliki.
He expressed dismay at the role played by the councilor representing the area in the crisis and thus ordered his arrest with immediate effect
According to him, the government committee working on the land dispute was on the verge of resolving the dispute having declared the disputed land as buffer zone.
“But the councilor took some foreign investors to the land and this led to shootings during which two persons died,” he said