One pastor John Onu, has been killed by police stray bullet at his home in Nkaliki, Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The incident occurred on Monday morning, September 20, when police defending a resort belonging to 1 Chukwudi Onyibe, a Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Local Government on Internally Generated Revenue, began to shoot sporadically at rioting youths of the realm.
Pastor Onu of Glorious Gospel Fire Assembly was observing his morning devotion inside his room in a-3 storey constructing at Hatchery, Nkaliki street when he was hit by police stray bullets whereas attempting to close his home windows following the commotion exterior.
The bullet reportedly hit him on the higher facet of his chest and pierced via his again.
It was gathered that the Youths of Ebyia Upnuhu village had gone on rampage, burning homes within the space after a local of the village was crushed to demise allegedly by males of Ebube Agu safety outfit who got here to make some arrest within the space.
It was additional gathered that the Council Chairman’s home and that of his Aide, Mr Chukwudi Onyibe have been set ablaze within the village.
The rampaging youths additionally tried to assault Abakaliki native authorities headquarters, Nakaliki however have been dispersed by the safety brokers.
Chairman of the native authorities, Hon. Emmanuel Nwangele confirmed the incident to journalists in Abakaliki.
“I was about to go to the village that night to calm the youths but some people around told me it was late that time; that it was better 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 and they were dispersed by the police,” he narrated.
“They went again house and set ablaze homes. Swift response was that I used to be known as that additionally they moved to my very own home and in addition set it ablaze, destroying so many issues. I mentioned why? Because I don’t know the genesis of the issue. Late within the evening, additionally they went again to that Bosco’s resort. According to data, they have been even attempting to come back to Abakaliki native authorities headquarters however safety companies prevented them. Then this morning, they repeated
“The proprietor of the visitor home, Bosco, Chukwudi Onyibe is my SA on IGR. But data reaching me mentioned that they conveyed Ebubeagu folks to go and arrest anyone who stole one thing and on the way in which to that place, that they had a conflict with anyone who overtook their car and from there, that they had some squabbles and it was led by one soldier from that our village who was posted exterior however returned to the village
“It was one of many Ebube Agu boys that they mentioned that had encounter with them and Bosco wasn’t even with them, he was on the steering. This was what I used to be informed, I don’t even know something about it.” he added.
When contacted, the Assistant Police Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, ASP Philip Levi additionally confirmed the incident however mentioned every part had been introduced below management.