More than 7 persons have been feared dead and several others injured in a blood spilling clash between the indigenes of Akowa in Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State and Hausa people living in the community.
The incident which occurred during the evening hours Friday, has led to the lost of properties, burning of the community and people deserting their locality in the process .
According to reader who sent the photos, said one housa man was trying to rape a girl selling buns but the girl ran to an old woman’s house, but the man still went after her, staged her with shovel and also killed the old woman which angered some men in the community causing them to kill many hausa man.
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the state, Mr Andrew Enwerem, a Deputy Superintendent of police, DSP, said that his office has received a report that three persons were killed in the attack, while several others were injured and receiving treatments at various hospitals.
The police spokesperson further disclosed that on receiving the information, the state commissioner of police, CP, Mr Taiwo Lakanu, personally mobilized officers and led operation to the community where normalcy has been restored.
Mr Enwerem said that the police officers have take over the community, while investigation into the cause of the violence and subsequently the killings and with the view of bringing the perpetrators to justice have immediately been launched.