One killed, cars, houses burnt in Ebonyi as PDP, APC supporters clash

One person whose name is yet to be identified was on Wednesday reportedly killed in Agubia Ikwo Community, Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

This is following a clash between boys loyal to a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

It was gathered that the clash ensued between the two rival groups over who controls one of the biggest motor parks in the community.

Daily post learnt that over five other persons were injured and were currently receiving treatment at the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki.

Investigation revealed that the homes and vehicles belonging to some of the current leaders of the parks were vandalized and set ablaze by the opposing youths.

The Agubia Motor Park is the central park where all the vehicles leaving and entering the community stops.

A source in the community, who spoke unanimity said that the clash was a fall-out of a supremacy battle between two opposing political camps in the area over political dominance ahead of 2023 political year.

The source revealed that the boys loyal to the chieftain of PDP who is currently serving under the present government of Ebonyi state had been in total control of the leadership of the park for the past five years.

But, immediately the Appeal Court sitting in Enugu ruled in favour of APC in Ikwo/Ezza South Federal Constituency seat, the boys loyal to APC demanded that the leadership of the park be handed over to them, which later resulted to destruction and burning down of houses, cars and killing of one person.

Reacting to the development, the Member Representing Ikwo/Ezza South Federal constituency, Chinedu Ogah, called on security agencies to arrest and prosecute anyone involved in the crisis. Dailypost
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