By: Sule Muhammed Lawwal
On 31 Saturday, December, 2011 the community of Ezillo was attacked by a neighbouring village named Ezza.
The village of Ezillo was invaded by gunmen around 5:00 in the morning taking the villagers unaware.
Several houses and cars were reportedly burnt down and several people were wounded and are now receiving treatment in hospitals within and outside the state.
Over fifty persons were confirmed dead in the attack including women, children and a police Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) in charge of the police station in Ezillo.
The dispute was reported to have started in 2008 and was thought to have been resolved through negotiation until recently.
Both the villages of Ezillo and Ezza are located in Ebonyi state, Nigeria.
Numerous families lost their relatives in the attack.
One victim lamented his entire family was wiped out along with his certificates burnt along with their home. He claimed several bodies and stranded persons were still in the neighbouring bushes.