A pastor of a church, the Glorious Gospel Fire Assembly in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, John Onu, has been killed by a police stray bullet at his home whereas observing his morning devotion.
According to Tribune, the stray bullet from the officer hit the pastor within the coronary heart on Monday and went out by way of his again.
The incident reportedly occurred at Nkaliki within the Abakaliki Local Government Area of the state when officers defending a resort belonging to at least one Chukwudi Onyibe, the Special Assistant to the chairman of the native authorities on Internally Generated Revenue, began to shoot sporadically at rioting youths of the world.
It was gathered that youths of the native authorities had gone on a rampage, burning homes within the space after a person within the Ebyia Upnuhu group was overwhelmed up and died within the course of.
The chairman of the native authorities, Emmanuel Nwangele, confirmed the incident.
He added that regardless of not understanding what led to disaster, the youths additionally set his home and a few others on hearth.
He was quoted as saying, “I was about to go to the village that night to calm the youths but somebody around me that time told me that it was late; that it was better to go in the morning. It was after that that I was informed that somebody died and that they are rampaging to the extent that they came to one Bosco Guest House but they were dispersed by the police. They went back home and set ablaze houses.
“I was called that they also moved to my own house and set it ablaze, destroying so many things. I said why, when I don’t know the genesis of the problem? Late in the night, they also went back to that Bosco hotel. According to information, they were even trying to come to Abakaliki Local Government headquarters, but security agencies prevented them. Then this morning, they returned.
“Chukwudi Onyibe is my SA on IGR. But information reaching me says that they conveyed Ebubeagu people to go and arrest somebody who stole something and on the way to that place, they had a clash with somebody who overtook their vehicle. From there, they had some squabble; it was led by one soldier from our village who was posted out but was in the village. It was one of the Ebubeagu boys that they said had encounter with them, and my SA wasn’t even with them but that he was on the steering. This was what I was told. I don’t even know anything about it.”
The Assistant Police Public Relations of the state Police Command, Philip Levi, confirmed the incident however mentioned every little thing has been introduced below management.
It was gathered that some individuals had been arrested in reference to the incident.