Two persons sustained severe bullet wounds as unknown gunmen and the Ebubeagu security outfit engaged in a gun duel at a venue of the APC congress in Ebonyi State on Saturday.
According to a source, about 10 gunmen arrived at Ugwuachara Central School in the Ebonyi Local Government Area of the state, where the APC ward congress was being held, in a black Toyota Hiace Bus with tinted glass, wielding AK-47 rifles.
The gunmen were said to have approached where the congress materials were stationed and started shooting while also targeting security personnel.
“Some of the gunmen packed the congress materials into their waiting vehicle,” the source said.
The incident, it was gathered, irked members of the Ebubeagu security network, who engaged the gunmen in a fierce gun battle, which left two persons badly injured with bullet wounds.
The state Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Garba, confirmed the incident to one of our correspondents but said details were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report.
“Yes, we have just gotten a report of that incident at Ugwuachara but no security agent or policeman was killed. Although I have yet to be briefed detailedly, two non-state actors were shot and we have beefed up security there now,” he said. ,