No fewer than seven persons were reportedly killed recently in the renewed communal clashes that between Ishinkwo/Abaomege in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
This is as the Ebonyi State Police command confirmed the arrest of some persons suspected to have hands in the renewed communal clashes.
The Police Public Relation Officer, PPRO, SP. Onome Onovwakpoyeya, who spoke with newsmen in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi State, said the command deployed patrol team to the two communities of Oshinkwo/Abaomege to maintain peace and order.
Investigation revealed that the communal clashes that existed between the two communities escalated a few days ago, and resulted to the killing of some persons in the area.
An eyewitness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to reporters on Thursday, claimed that the alleged renewed clashes resulted to the killing of seven (7) persons, who are suspected to be Abaomege indigenes.