Tears as two people die in Enugu clash

- An angry mob at a market in Awkunanaw area of Enugu state has beaten to death a man who stabbed and killed another man during a heated argument

- The police said while the man stabbed died on the spot, the other man, who was seriously beaten by the mob, died much later in the hospital

- The police has kicked off investigation into the matter while security has been beefed up around the market to prevent any more clashes

File Photo: A man who stabbed another to death in an Enugu market clash was beaten seriously that he died in hospital.

Two people have been killed in Enugu state following a fracas at a market in Awkunanaw area of the state.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the police command in Enugu confirmed the deaths on Thursday, December 29.

The Police Public Relations of Officer of the command Ebere Amaraizu said the clash broke out late on Wednesday, December 28 after one of the dead men stabbed the other to death during a quarrel.

The late man’s action prompted a mob to descend on him, beating him severely beaten. He later died in the hospital.

“Two persons were confirmed dead yesterday in the course of a clash between the two over an alleged misunderstanding that arose among them in the evening at Gariki Awkunanaw Market.

“Security has been beefed up in the area to avoid escalation of the fracas and to check breakdown of law and order in the market.

“Investigations have commenced into the incident to unravel what really happened and those behind it,’’ the spokesman stated.

NAN reports that while what led to the quarrel was yet to be ascertained, both dead men were believed to be either traders or transporters working in the market’s park.

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