In the latest violent attack in Ebonyi State, unidentified gunmen have killed the wife of Oyeku Chima, Commander of the Ebube Agu security outfit in Afikpo south LGA of the state.
Chris Anyanwu, police spokesperson in the state, confirmed the attack in a statement to members of the press, describing the act as dastardly.
According to Mr Anyanwu, the killing occurred in the early hours of yesterday and the attackers also set the Chima home ablaze.
The Ebube Agu Commander alleges that one Okporie Ashango and his cohorts are the perpetrators behind the violent crime.
Aliyu Garba, the commissioner of police in the state, has ordered the deputy commissioner of police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) to open up an investigation into the attack and the allegation.