Just in: Former House of Reps member kidnapped in Ebonyi


By Ismail Auwal

Former House of Representatives member for Ohaozara Onicha Ivo Federal Constituency, Ebonyi State, Linus Okorie, has reportedly been kidnapped members of Ebubaegu in the state.

Okorie, who is the Labour Party (LP) candidate for the Ebonyi South Senatorial seat for the 2023 election is said to have been tortured by his abductors.

Ebubeagu was set up in 2021 by governors of the five states in the South-east to help in the fight against insecurity in the region, which has witnessed deadly attacks linked to the Biafra agitation by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra.

The security outfit, however, has been accused of extrajudicial killings across the South-east.

Reports suggest that Ebubeagu and IPOB may be involved in a supremacy battle in the region.

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