Tension Brews In Imo As Hausa Trader Dies In Fight With Indigenes

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A Hausa trader at Mbaise Road junction identified as Saidu was sent to
his untimely grave by some youths from Umuodu community in Owerri
Municipal of Imo State.

Problem started this morning when some indigenous youths from the
Umuodu Community went to collect revenue from the Hausa traders that
operate at the junction when an augment ensued on the amount of  money to pay and for which reason.


The heated argument later resulted to quarrels between the two parties
as the Umuodu youths members insisted that the Hausa trader must pay
their revenue levies for the place they stay to carry out their
business.

247ureports.com reliably gathered that the trader who insisted that he
would not pay immediately pulled out his weapon and stabbed the Umuodu
youth who in revenge immediately used a cutlass to cut the
trader.

The situation which almost caused stampede in the capital city of
Owerri as both traders and passers-by were running helter skelter for
their dear life, as there was serious traffic jam that lasted for
hours.

The ugly situation continued until a team of armed police men and army
were drafted to the scene to quell the situation.

The Vice Chairman Arewa Consultative Forum (AFC), Imo State Chapter
Alhaji Mohammade Abubakar Tola who confirmed the incident to our reporter in Owerri while pleading with the indigenes to please stop the attack and give peace a chance.

He said that Imo State has been a peaceful state urged them to sheet
their assuring that whatever is the curse of the problem would be
settled amicably between the Northern leaders and the indigenes.

AFC vice chairman that Hausa people since they started residing in
Owerri ha never had any misunderstanding with the host community as he
pleaded with the indigene to stop the attack.

When contacted the Imo State Police Public Relation Office PPRO,
Andrew Enwerem, he said that he cannot yet comment on the incident
because he has not gotten details about the incident.

12 COMMENTS

  1. This story is false. There was an incident but It was not about Umuodu Youths collecting toll. An aboki duma-duma tailor disagreed with a customer over price of an ammendment and first stabbed the Igbo person. He disarmed him and retaliated leading to the Aboki’s death. It had nothing to do with My Umuodu village Youths. Take note.

  2. Revenue collection , govnt responsibility not indegenous. I hope Uweodu community youths should learned a lesson from their mistakes and give peace a chance. we have Igbos in the Northern Nigeria runing their respectives businesses, but only govnt. that is eligible of their tax or revenue collection not community chiefs, nor youths or organisation. this is lawlessly? Rochas led govt. should urgently address this issue finally.

    • Sir I think ur wrong.I was in Lagos in June when Yoruba indigenes were collecting morney from motorists driving Lagos streets.My private car was also taxed for road usage. Now let’s face the issue: Aboki was asked to pay, he refused and pulled out his dagger and stab an indigenes. Is this lawful? What wrong has the people done? The only point u made there was revenue collection should be government responsibility. This is true. The question then is which government. The corrupt government from federal to local government.

    • You must be mad Aboki yahaya right. Who are government? The igbos doing their businesses in the north ,where are they and their condition? Go back to north we the igbos are tired of you guys and we longer need the hausas and their wicked heart.I ‘m heappy the oil price is falling day by day, very soon you guys will pack your mat and go home to the north.Northerners are not human being rather a complete Animals without horn.

  3. Ok now…Aboki think that they can come to our backyard and cause confusion and kill our people like they are doing in the north,…but we cannot allow that here. My advise for every Imo youth anywhere within Imo is to be at alert, be ready, don`t let them take you unaware. Strike them before they pull their dagger. Whoever that`s bringing them to Imo, encouraging and buying arms for them to start killing us in our homes must be dealt with, must suffer defeat and failure in everything he tries, must fall politically and never to rise again.

  4. ples if you are posting something in the net ples post exalt true thing not flame up.it that cause further reaction.someone from umuodu has clarifies you.ples be carefull

  5. IT’S THEIR CULTURE TO DRAW DAGGER AND STAB.LAST WEEK HAUSA HERDSMAN RAPED A WOMEN SOME WHERE IN OWERRI.THEY SHOULD WATCH THEIR STEPS.

  6. all i know is this northeners are biting more than they can chew the present administration should do something what will i say he is even encouraging them

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