SAD: Two dead, mosque burnt as Fulani, Igbo clash in Enugu market‎ over N500

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Tension was high at the Garki Area of Enugu State on Wednesday following a deadly clash between the Fulani and the Igbos.

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Already, the police in the state confirmed to DAILY POST that two persons were killed during the bloody clash.

The deceased persons were identified as one Ali, a Fulani and Ifeanyi Ifeacho, an Igbo.

The incident is coming few days after a policeman was killed at the
New Artisan Market, prompting the closure of the market by the State
Government.

According to an eyewitness, trouble started when Ali came from the
New Artisan Market with a cow to slaughter in the Gariki abattoir.

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He disclosed that “Ali came to Gariki abattoir where Ifeanyi worked
as attendant to slaughter his cow, following the closure of New Artisan
Market by the state government early this week.

“When Ali finished slaughtering his cow, he gave Ifeanyi N400 instead of the N500 fee for slaughtering a cow in the abattoir.

“Ifeanyi asked him to give him the remaining N100 but the Fulani man
remained adamant, insisting that he would not pay any other money.

“The misunderstanding degenerated to a fight between the two.”

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