No fewer than six persons were reportedly killed whereas several others wounded during a clash between the indigenes of Akowa in Ideato North local government area of Imo state and Hausa people living within the community.
According to reports, the incident occurred in the evening on Friday 12, August, when an Hausa man killed 2 indigenes in the community before taking his own life. This led to retaliation attacks from the indigenes resulting in the death of 4 others and loss of properties.
Confirming the incident, the State Police public relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Andrew Enwerem, said that 3 persons were killed in the attack, while many others wounded and receiving treatments at various hospitals in the state.
He added that officials have been deployed to the affected area to return normalcy and bring calm to the community.
However, investigations have begun to know the reason behind the violence and subsequent arrests would be made soon, the police spokesperson said
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