ABAGANA YOUTHS ON RAMPAGE OVER MURDER OF INDIGENE
BY VINCENT UJUMADU
AWKA - YOUTHS of Abagana in Njikoka local government area of Anambra State went on rampage yesterday and destroyed property belonging to non-indigenes, residing in the town over an allegation that one of them murdered an indigene of the area.
The victim whose name was given as Ifeanyi Ikegbuna, 30, and who had concluded arrangements for his marriage, was murdered in a beer palour on Monday where they were said to be drinking at the time of the incident.
The Divisional Police Officer, DPO, for Njikoka, Mr. Zana Mohammed, and his men had already arrested the person who allegedly murdered Ifeanyi and the lady owner of the beer palour.
Most of the non-indigenes residing in the town have fled and are now residing with relations in other parts of Anambra State.
What apparently angered the youths was that the late Ifenayi recently lost his only brother.
Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Emeka Chukwuemeka, who confirmed the incident, appealed to the people not to take the laws into their hands.
'I want to appeal to the people to maintain peace and allow non-indigenes to continue to live in their midst in the interest of unity of the country,' he said.