Oruku Community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State is currently boiling after the a traditional ruler in the community was allegedly shot dead by a police officers on Saturday 26th December 2020.
The youth hit the street to protest the extra judicial killings by officers of the law whose primary duty is to protect lives and property.
According to PUNCH, the community’s traditional ruler, Emmanuel Chidiebere Mba, was shot dead by policemen who were armed with AK-47 rifles while he was addressing members of his community at Oruku Town Hall.
It was learnt that the royal father, who was elected by his community on December 26, 2019, was presiding over the meeting and the three men pointed (guns) at him, and immediately, one of the policemen shot him in the thigh and he fell down bleeding. There was confusion after the royal father was shot. Everybody in the hall ran for safety,” a source said.
The king died as a result of injures he sustain from the bullet and his body was deposited in the mortuary.
Responding to this ugly incident, youths in the community decided to take matters into their hands.
The aggrieved youths of Oruku community regrouped on Saturday evening and attacked the homes of some members of the community.
More than four houses and some vehicles were reportedly set ablaze by the mob.
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