The continuous rampage which has led to several loss of innocent lives in the South East of Nigeria by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and their security outfit, Eastern Security Network (ESN) has once again recorded another death.
The criminals according to reports on Tuesday morning snatched the life out of an Anglican priest in Imo State, Reverend Emeka Merenu who was said to have allowed students to sit for their WASSCE (West African Senior School Certificate Examinations) at his parish school on Monday.
Rev Merenu, the priest in charge of St Andrew’s Anglican Church in Ihitte-Ikwa, in the Orsu Local Government Area (LGA), of Imo State, was allegedly shot and stabbed to death in the early hours of Tuesday.
The gunmen, suspected to be members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN drove into the church compound and entered the parsonage.
They killed the priest and set his car ablaze.
The assailants sprayed bullets in the air as they drove off, according to an eye witness in a report by PM News.
Before the incident, a statement in July, credited to IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, in which he accused the Archbishop of Enugu, the Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma of betraying the Biafran people.
The separatist group said the archbishop including powerful businessmen and traditional Igbo leaders had betrayed the cause of independence by their support of the Federal Government.
The archbishop later denied his involvement in the abduction of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu in Kenya.