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Couple Killed in Their Farm in Ebonyi

An unidentified couple has been killed by Gunmen in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

The bodies of the couple were found on their farmland by youths of the community.

A source from the area reported that the couple went to the farm on Thursday but did not return to their home by nightfall which prompted youths to raise a search party for them, therefore leading to the discovery of their bodies on Friday morning.

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“This morning their dead bodies were found, packed together in farmland and the people promptly reported the matter to the police who have commenced an investigation.

“The youths of the area who went in search of the couple are now at the Police Division, Afikpo North waiting for the DPO,” the source noted.

Philip Maku, the Commissioner of Police also confirmed the incident.

“We have an incident where a man and his wife went to the farm but could not return. We are investigating to find out who did the act. Anybody with useful information on the perpetrators should contact the police,” he said.

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