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The IPOB members allegedly attack the Catholic priest for disobeying the order to sit at home

Individuals associated with being individuals with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Thursday, assaulted a Catholic Priest, recognized as Rev Fr Festus Eziamaka, for wandering out of his home on the multi-day they had pronounced as sit-at-home.

GISTOK accumulated that the cleric, who is the vicar of St Jude’s Parish in Nnewi, was assaulted around Ibeto intersection, while he would commend morning mass before 6 am. Sources said he was assaulted with stones and different articles and his vehicle harmed, similarly as he was bloodied and left oblivious in the car, in the pool of his blood.

The source stated, “The man has been distinguished as a Catholic minister, and he has been hurried to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi for treatment. In any case, the Police Public Relations Officer of Anambra State Police Command, SP Haruna Mohammed, who addressed a writer on the telephone, said there was no rate of viciousness anyplace in the state because of the IPOB sit-at-home-request.

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Whenever inquired as to whether the facts used to demonstrate that angry individuals from IPOB assaulted a minister, he said he had no clue about such, however, guaranteed to make inquiries and return to the columnist. A Catholic cleric, Rev Fr Celestine Okonkwo (Bishop’s Secretary), in a WhatsApp message, affirmed the occurrence.

He stated, “Our minister, Fr. Festus Eziamaka, ward vicar of St. Jude’s Parish, Nnewi, by and by dwelling at the Bishop House, from where he carries each day to his obligations for his ward, was assaulted before 6 am today on his approach to state the principal Mass of Ascension for his area.

“He was assaulted and shot by IPOB individuals who had proclaimed no-development today. They shot near his eyes and beat him up. His vehicle was gravely harmed. Say thanks to God; he was raced to Teaching Hospital. The specialists quickly took him to the theater.”

The cleric said that his partner was reacting to treatment and was in a steady condition and that there was no motivation to be apprehensive for him.

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