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IMO: Anglican priest shot dead in Orsu

GUNMEN has killed an Anglican Priest, Emeka Merenu, who hails from Amorji Agbomiri village in Nkwerre Local Government Area.

The priest was alleged to have been murdered by men suspected to be members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militant wing of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB)

This, however, has not been independently confirmed.

But a member of the House of Assembly member representing Nkwerre LGA, Obinna Okwara, confirmed the incident to newsmen.

According to him, Merenu was killed in his parsonage at Orsu Iheteukwa, in Orsu Local Government Area in the early hours of today.

He said that the priest was killed over an unfounded allegation that he brought in military men to secure his church and secondary school under his supervision.

The lawmaker added that his vehicle was also set ablaze.

Details later…

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