Anglican priest identified as Reverend Pastor Emeka Merenu was on Tuesday, reported to have been killed by gunmen suspected to be members of the security arm of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB); Eastern Security Network (ESN).
Merenu, who hails from Amorji Agbomiri village in Nkwerre local government area of Imo state, was said to have been killed by the gunmen at the church’s parsonage.
According to the House of Assembly Member representing Nkwerre local government area of the state, Hon. Obinna Okwara who confirmed this to a national TV station monitored by our correspondent, in a telephone interview confirmed that Merenu was killed at the church’s parsonage at Orsu Iheteukwa, in Orsu local government area of the state.
Late Merenu was said to have been killed a in the early hours of Tuesday as the killers also burnt his car.
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The Anglican Priest, according to Hon. Okwara was reportedly killed by his assailants for allegedly bringing military men to secure his church and secondary school under his supervision.