Some unknown gunmen have murdered an Anglican priest identified as Emeka Merenu at his parsonage in Iheteukwa, Orsu local government area of Imo State. A car belonging to the deceased was also set ablaze by the gunmen.
According to reports, the priest who is a native of Amorji Agbomori in Nkwerre LGA was shot by the gunmen in his hermitage on Tuesday for allegedly inviting soldiers to safeguard the mission school, where he serves as the principal.
The attack on the priest comes hours after a school (Comprehensive Secondary School) located at Nkume in Njaba local government area of Imo was attacked by some hoodlums and chased teachers and students who wanted to write WAEC away.
This comes amid the sit-at-home order given by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on the 30th of July which has halted activities in some parts of the South-East. Although IPOB has, however, suspended the order, some bad elements still go-ahead to enforce it by attacking those who fail to observe the sit-at-home every Monday of the week.
This is quite unfortunate. May God rest the soul of the priest and grant his family, friends, students, and community the fortitude to bear this great loss. And I hope and pray that these unfriendly activities will stop soon.
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