Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have attacked three communities in Ebonyi State, killing no fewer than 15 persons.
Cars and motorcycles were also reportedly burnt by the invaders.
The attacks took place on Monday, it was learnt.
The three communities attacked were Obegu, Amazu and Egedege, all in Íshíelu council area of the state.
The reason for the attack was not known at press time.
It was speculated that more people may have been killed in the attack, but a source said 15 bodies were counted yesterday morning after the overnight invasion.
Many others sustained various degrees of injuries.