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How gunmen enforcing sit-at-home order killed Anglican priest in Imo

By Kalu Nwokoro Idika

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Late Emeka Merenu

 

A priest with Anglican Communion, Emeka Merenu has been reportedly murdered by gunmen in Iheteukwa, Orsu LGA of Imo state.

Merenu according to reports was riddled with bullets in his parsonage in the early hours of Tuesday and a car belonging to the priest, who hails from Amorji Agbomori in Nkwerre LGA, was also set on fire

Sources told TheCable news that suspected terrorists attacked the priest in his parsonage for allegedly inviting soldiers to secure the mission school, where he serves as the principal.

Michael Abattam, police spokesperson in the state, told TheCable that the command is yet to get such report.

“You are just informing me about this incident. The command will investigate the matter and make our stand known in no distant time,” he told TheCable over the phone.

The development comes amid the sit-at-home order by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which has disrupted activities in some parts of the south-east.

Some private school owners in Imo had expressed concern that the sit-at-home order has scuttled their scheduled resumption of school activities.

IPOB had, on July 30, ordered a sit-at-home in the south-east every Monday until Nnamdi Kanu, its detainee leader, is released from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Although the group had later announced a suspension of the order, there have been attacks in some parts of the south-east allegedly linked to enforcement of the directive.

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