[News] : Two dead, mosque burnt as Fulani, Igbo clash in Enugu market‎ over N500

Tension turned into high on the Garki vicinity of Enugu state on Wednesday following a deadly clash between the Fulani and the Igbos.

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Already, the police inside the country confirmed to us that two men and women have been killed at some stage in the bloody clash.

The deceased humans have been identified as one Ali, a Fulani and Ifeanyi Ifeacho, an Igbo.

The incident is coming few days after a policeman was killed at the new Artisan market, prompting the closure of the marketplace by the state government.

According to an eyewitness, hassle commenced whilst Ali got here from the brand new Artisan marketplace with a cow to slaughter inside the Gariki abattoir.

He disclosed that “Ali came to Gariki abattoir in which Ifeanyi labored as attendant to slaughter his cow, following the closure of recent Artisan market by way of the country authorities early this week.

“while Ali completed slaughtering his cow, he gave Ifeanyi N400 in place of the N500 rate for slaughtering a cow within the abattoir.

“Ifeanyi requested him to provide him the ultimate N100 however the Fulani guy remained adamant, insisting that he might no longer pay some other cash.

“The false impression degenerated to a combat between the two.”
It become accumulated that Ali speedy pulled out a dagger and stabbed Ifeanyi severally at the stomach.

Ifeanyi slumped on the ground and died on the spot.

“while he found out what he had performed, he (Ali) attempted to escape from the marketplace but some outraged Igbo investors grabbed him and killed him in flip.

“The indignant Igbo investors mobilized and burnt down the mosque internal Gariki marketplace.”

The Spokesman for Enugu country Police Command, SP Ebere Amaraizu, who had earlier confirmed the incident via a text message to our correspondent, stated the command deployed anti-riot policemen to Gariki marketplace straight away to forestall the situation from escalating.

He said that: “two individuals had been showed useless during a conflict between an Easterner and a Northerner over an alleged misunderstanding that arose between them in the nighttime at Gariki Awkunanaw marketplace.

“security has been beefed up within the vicinity by means of Enugu kingdom Commissioner of Police, Douglas Agbonleni, to keep away from escalation and breakdown of regulation and order, just as a full scale research has commenced into the incident.‎”

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