Inter-ethnic Clash 3 dead as Igbo and Hausa battle in Imo State

The killing of the Igbo females led to reprisal attacks from the Igbos in which many were reported to have sustained high degree injuries according to the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Enwerem.

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Three persons, which include two females and a man, have been confirmed dead in an inter-ethnic clash that happened between the Hausa and the Igbo people in Imo State.

The incident happened at Akokwa community in Ideato Local Government Area of the state, where a northern man killed a girl, a woman and then himself.

This led to reprisal attacks from the Igbos in which many were reported to have sustained high degree injuries according to the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Enwerem.

He revealed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

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“Report to police showed that a yet to be identified northerner ran amok at Akokwa community and used weapons to attack and kill a girl and a woman and thereafter killed himself’’, Enwerem disclosed.

According to reports, the northern man, whose violent act has not been explained, chased the girl with a shovel.

Hoping for someone to rescue her, he reportedly ran to an elderly woman for protection, but this came to be of no use as the unidentified man killed the pair with a shovel.

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