Thursday, 5 May 2016

Igbo traders and Hausas clash in Aba, 3 killed (*Graphic Photos)

Igbo traders and Hausas clash in Aba
At least three people have been killed in Aba, Abia State, in clashes that started at the popular Ariaria Market.

The clashes began in the afternoon mostly between Igbo traders and their Hausa counterparts.

One witness said the crisis started after a member of the Hausa community stabbed and killed an Igbo trader who reprimanded him for urinating near his store.

Graphic pictures after the break, (viewer's discretion)


Other Igbo traders rounded the assailant and lynched him, the witness said.

Other witnesses and residents said news of the incident spread to other parts of the town and a mob gathered and attacked the Hausa community around the abattoir located at Ogbor Hill area of Aba.
“From that point matters degenerated. Soldiers in nearby barrack are shooting and at least one Igbo trader was hit and killed by a bullet,” the witness recounted.

...more details later
Igbo traders and Hausas clash in Aba

Igbo traders and Hausas clash in Aba

Igbo traders and Hausas clash in Aba

Igbo traders and Hausas clash in Aba

Igbo traders and Hausas clash in Aba

Igbo traders and Hausas clash in Aba

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