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Clash between Igbo and Hausa in Aba leaves 3 dead



The alleged killing of an Igbo trader by an Hausa man in the Ariaria and Ogborhill area of Aba in Abia state has sparked riots in the eastern city and has claimed the lives of three people.
The victim was allegedly stabbed to death by the Hausa man for urinating close to his kiosk and in retaliation a group of aggrieved Igbo men ganged up to lynch the Hausa man to death with other Hausas in the vicinity scampering for their dear lives in order not to be caught up in the bloody fracas.
The Hausa community around the abattoir located at Ogbor Hill area of Aba came under attack by a group of rampaging Igbo men as news of the incident spread into nearby towns according to an eyewitness.
“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 aggrieved men are currently chasing other Hausa people all over the place and beyond,” the witness said.
Abia state police spokesperson, Onyeka Ezekiel, when reached, informed that he had received reports over the incident but did not 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,” Ezekiel said.
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