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Police investigate alleged burning of shrines

20 January 2014, 07:44

Enugu - The police in Enugu State say they have commenced investigation into the alleged burning of sacred shrines by some Christians at Umuaji Aguobuowa in the state’s Ezeagu Local Government Area.

In a statement released by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Ebere Amarizu, on Sunday in Enugu, they said the incident took place on January 7.

The statement also said some other valuable items were destroyed in the community.

It alleged that a group known as ``Indigenous Christians of Umuaji’’, led by one Joseph Nnaeme, popularly known as 404, was said to be involved in the incident.

“Members of the group gathered themselves and went on rampage during their crusade in the community.”

“During this rampage, different sacred shrines in the community were burnt down and other valuable items damaged,” the statement said.

It said six persons have been arrested in connection to the incident, and advised members of the community to remain calm and law-abiding while investigation lasted.

-    NAN


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