At least two members of the Ebubeagu operatives were fatally shot by unidentified gunmen at the well-known Ebebe junction, which is situated along the Ogbaga route in Abakaliki.
Following the tragedy, which occurred on Friday night, several residents of the State were seen running for safety.
An eyewitness stated that: “It was last night around 9.30 p.m. I passed through that place and a full complement of Ebubeagu operatives cordoned the location.
“The victims were taken to the Alex Ekuweme Federal Teaching hospital, Abakaliki, FETHA 2, and before they could get there, two of the victims died while others with bullet injuries are now receiving treatment.
“Everybody around the location of the incident, went inside their houses for fear of becoming victims.”
The Ebubeagu Security guards were shot at a short distance from the Police Headquarters and the Old Government House in Abakaliki.
The remains of the Ebubeagu personnel have been deposited at the hospital.