Thursday, 5 May 2016

Chaos in Aba as 3 people die following tribal clash between Hausa's and Igbo's

Igbos parading the street of Aba, hunting down Hausa men over alleged killing of their brother. Photo: The Nation
According to Premium Times, a brawl has broken out in in Ariaria and Ogborhill Aba, Abia state, following the alleged killing of an Igbo trader by a Hausa man.

At least three people have been feared dead following the unrest. 

An eye witness told the media outfit, that the unrest began after the Hausa man allegedly stabbed the Igbo trader to death for urinating near his store. 

In retaliation, aggrieved Igbo boys around, gathered and lynched the Hausa man to death, while other Hausas have exited the area for safety. 

According to another witness, the news of the incident spread to other parts of the town and a mob gathered and attacked the Hausa community around the abattoir located at Ogbor Hill area of Aba. 

“From that point matters degenerated. Soldiers in nearby barrack are shooting and at least one Igbo trader was hit and killed by a bullet,” the witness recounted. 

The aggrieved boys are currently chasing other Hausa people all over the place and beyond as at the time of filing this report. 

A spokesperson for the Abia state police, Onyeka Ezekiel, told Premium Times over the phone that he had received reports of the incident but he however declined to give further details. 

“I’m on my way to Aba with the commissioner to see things for ourselves so I cannot tell you the groups involved or if there were casualties until I get there. Call me back in two hours and I will be able to give you more details,” he said.

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