3 die as traditional tree falls in Enugu market

A traditional tree fell in a market square in Enugu State, killing three people.

The gods are angry

Three people reportedly lost their lives when a traditional tree that has been in existence for over 100 years fell at a busy market square in the Obolloafor community, Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State, following heavy rainfall.

According to residents, the tree, known as Ukwakpa, was used as a deity which allegedly protected the community from harm and the minders must have failed to appease the gods of the land over a period of time, leading to the gods getting angry and exacting vengeance.

The Obolloafor Market, situated along Enugu-Makurdi Expressway, is said to be an outlet for Akatakpa Masquerades during festive period, but in recent times, the masquerades have hidden under the traditional culture to wreck havoc on the community and committing crimes, maiming, robbing and kidnappimg unsuspecting victims.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ebere Amaraizu, said the victims affected were a mother, her daughter and mechanic.

“The incident occurred during a rainfall which killed a woman and her little baby, identified as   Ijeoma Ojobor, and Chibueze Ojobor as well as a mechanic, also identified as   Eze Romanus.

The mechanic was taking his lunch in one of the shops around the tree when the tree fell. Some persons like one Obetta Ikechukwu, was seriously injured and was rushed by sympathizers to the hospital at Obolloafor where he is being treated.”

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

5 ways to protect yourself from snake bites in the toilet

5 ways to protect yourself from snake bites in the toilet

19-year-old girl stabbed multiple times in Accra after catching her brother & mother having sex

19-year-old girl stabbed multiple times in Accra after catching her brother & mother having sex

Man builds house upside down; toilet, kitchen & everything inside is overturned (video)

Man builds house upside down; toilet, kitchen & everything inside is overturned (video)

North Korean man who smuggled 'Squid Game' into the country to be sentenced to death

North Korean man who smuggled 'Squid Game' into the country to be sentenced to death

Tiwa Savage changes song lyrics as  Salma Mumin rains dollars on her in Istanbul club

Tiwa Savage changes song lyrics as Salma Mumin rains dollars on her in Istanbul club

Court orders arrest of Ghanaian gospel musician Ohemaa Jacky

Court orders arrest of Ghanaian gospel musician Ohemaa Jacky

Super Falcons star Francisca Ordega shows off curves in stylish outfit [Photos]

Super Falcons star Francisca Ordega shows off curves in stylish outfit [Photos]

You should not do any of these while visiting the Oba's palace in Benin

You should not do any of these while visiting the Oba's palace in Benin

What happens when you borrow money from an online loan app and can't pay back

What happens when you borrow money from an online loan app and can't pay back