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One Killed As Youths Raze Houses, Vehicles In Ebonyi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least one person was reportedly killed in Akaeze, Ivo local government area of Ebonyi on Sunday following a protest in the area by the youths.

The youths were protesting the alleged torture and killing of one Nnaogo Anyim by operatives of Ebubeagu security outfit in the local government area.

A video of the torture and death of Anyim had gone viral on social media, which enraged the youths who took to the streets on Sunday to protest the killing.

Bearing placards, the youths were said to be on their way to the House of the Council Chairman, Onyebuchi Agbadu when they were attacked.

Details of the incident were still sketchy but a source in the community said the youths were allegedly attacked by youths loyal to a politician in front of the Chairman’s House.

During the attack, one of the protesters whose name could not be immediately ascertained, was reportedly shot and later died in a hospital.

A video of the victim was also uploaded on the social media on Sunday.

A provision store in n the area was also allegedly burnt.

Vehicles, including cars and a bus were also set ablaze.

Police spokesperson, Loveth Odah said she was not aware of the incident.

She promised to get back after talking with the DPO of the area.

She was yet to do at the time of this report.

The Chairman of the Council did not respond to calls and numerous messages to his phone line.

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