One person has reportedly died during the celebration of Odo masquerade festival at Aku community in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on 28/08/2023 at about 4pm, when rival groups celebrating the festival clashed.
Aside the murder, the incident led to the shooting and injury of others, including police operatives deployed to calm the situation.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the incident, adding that ‘arrest has been made’ with regards to the fracas.
Quoting him, “One male suspect has been arrested and a firearm recovered from him in connection with the clash between rival groups. Normalcy has been restored.”
Meanwhile, the state commissioner of police has ordered the deployment of police operatives to the scene, and a thorough investigation into the case with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book.
Many Fear Dead As Building Collapses In Borno
Meanwhile, a building sheltering Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) at a camp in Borno State has reportedly collapsed.
Information reaching Naija News on Tuesday revealed that at least seven people died while two others sustained varying degrees of injuries in the incident.
The victims were among the people displaced from their residences by terrorists in the northeastern region of the country.
It was gathered that the incident happened at the camp in Monguno around 1930 GMT on Monday following torrential rains the previous day.
“Seven people were killed in (the) incident, and two others were injured and presently in hospital,” The PUNCH quoted an anti-jihadist militia leader, Musa Kaka, saying.