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NEWS UPDATE: Pastor, youth killed in Ebonyi community

NEWS UPDATE: Pastor, youth killed in Ebonyi community

A pastor and a youth were killed in Ebonyi Province during a fracas betwixt youths in Abakaliki.

Police force spokesman, ASP Philip Levi, in a statement on Monday, confirmed peace had been restored in the area.

The cleric was bang by a stray bullet patch within his residence.

Scrap started Lord’s Day nighttime when youths of Ebyia Upnuhu in Abakaliki Local Authorities Area went on rampage.

They burnt houses after a man in the community was beaten upward and he died.

The youths destroyed a hotel belonging to one Chukwudi Onyibe, Special Assistant to the Chairman of the local regime on Internally-Generated Revenue.

“Security agents shot sporadically to disperse the irate youths but a stray bullet bang the pastor of a Pentecostal church building who resides opposite the hotel,’’ NAN quoted an eyewitness.

The Chairman of Abakaliki LG Council, Emmanuel Nwangele, described the incident as unlucky.

“I was informed that somebody died and that the youth were on rampage to the extent that they went to Bosco Invitee House, but they were dispersed by the law”, he said.


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