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Two Dead as Hausas & Youth Clash in Rivers

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Hausa, Youths, RiversTwo people have been reportedly killed after a conflict arose between Hausa traders and certain youths in Onne, Eleme LGA of Rivers State.

Vanguard reports that churches and mosques were vandalized after the youths, reported to be members of the local government task force, accosted the Hausa traders, asking them for tax payment.

According to an eyewitness, a free-for-all ensued after the traders refused to pay the tax, angering the youths.

A member of the task force group died during the skirmish, which led to the youths killing one of the Hausa men and burning down a mosque.

A Facebook user Ledisi Menegbo on Monday night posted photos of a church the Hausas in the community attacked after the clash.

In the post, Ledisi stated that the Assemblies of The Apostolic Church, Okpako was attacked during a revival. He said that the church members suffered machete and knife cuts, the hoodlums destroying the church building and cars, and making away with sound equipment and chairs.

At about 8:30pm last night, while concluding a 3day Revival program in one of the newly established Assemblies of The…

Publiée par Ledisi Menegbo sur Lundi 19 juin 2017

Speaking to the press, the Public Relations Officer of the State’s Police Command Nnamdi Omoni said, “We are aware of the incident, but I am yet to get details of what happened. We have swung into action and our men have been deployed to the area to maintain calm. We are investigating the matter; we will make the report available as soon as we are through.”

Photo Credit: Facebook | Ledisi Menegbo

5 Comments

  1. Asa

    June 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    O su!

  2. Mummybobo

    June 20, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Na small small e take dey start….. Hmmmm

  3. The Real Oma

    June 20, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Hmmm, e ma jeki esu lo yin o

  4. nunulicious

    June 21, 2017 at 2:02 am

    The bloodshed has started. When will we have a government that will not hide their head in the sand? What the heck is happening.

    • Anti Ballacka

      June 22, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      Wat the phuck do u mean; Wat the heck is happening?! and who exactly has their head burried in da sand.

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