IPOB militants kill Anglican Priest in Imo as bandits kidnap Emir of Bugundu

By our reporter/ Suspected militants of the Biafra separatist group, IPOB has killed an Anglican Priest, Emeka Merenu, who hails from Amorji Agbomiri village in Nkwerre local government area of Imo state.

The priest, according to eyewitness account, was murdered by members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militant wing of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in his home on Tuesday morning.

A member of the House of Assembly representing Nkwerre local government area of Imo state, Obinna Okwara, confirmed the incident to newsmen.

According to him, Reverend Emeka Merenu was killed in his parsonage at Orsu Iheteukwa, in Orsu local government area of the state over an unfounded allegation that he brought in military men to secure his church and secondary school under his supervision.

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The lawmaker added that his vehicle was also set ablaze.

The state police command could not be reached for comments as at the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile, the Emir of Bugundu in Zamfara state, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru has been abducted.

The first-class monarch was reportedly abducted along Abuja- Kaduna highway on Tuesday evening.

Gunmen were said to have opened fire on the monarch’s convoy and his security aides responded with shots but the bandits overpowered them and whisked the king away.

The authorities are yet to react to the incident which happened at a time when there is a massive crack down on bandits in Zamfara.

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