Pastor, two others killed over land dispute

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(m) at 20-12-2012 11:20AM (7 years ago)

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CALABAR—Founder of Faith Builders Ministry, in Calabar, Cross River State, Rev. John Ene-Obong and two members of the church, have been allegedly killed over a land dispute.

Rev. Ene-Obong, who was allegedly killed penultimate Monday by irate youths over a land dispute in Ikot Ene-Obong community of the metropolis, was said to have returned to Nigeria from Canada barely a week before his death.

The pastor was allegedly killed alongside two others, whose names were given as Effiong Koko-Ette and Victor Ene-Boco.

Investigations revealed that the disputed land belongs to the family of the slain pastor and the death was a reprisal attack over an earlier killing of one Eton, who was killed in the same farm land over allegation that he was responsible for the maiming of another man identified as Effiong.

Effiong, it was gathered, was a victim of the protracted land dispute and now lives with just one leg after several gun shots, which led to one of his legs being amputated.

A family source, who did not want his name in print, said the pastor went on an inspection visit in company of the two other victims, when the incident occurred.

State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. John Umoh, said investigations were ongoing, adding that six persons had been arrested in connection with the killings, while the principal suspect was at large.

He said, “The state Criminal Investigation Department had taken over the matter. Six persons have so far been arrested in connection with that killing. There is one principal suspect that is still at large. However, those arrested are still in our custody and we would not release them until investigations had been concluded.”

winace (f) at 20-12-2012 11:42AM
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Wen did dis madness start in my state???
Idbabe (f) at 20-12-2012 11:56AM
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Violence on the increase, make i pass joor
pchinedu20 (m) at 20-12-2012 12:40PM
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Every wia killing killing killing ,,may God have mercy on us ....
slimderek (m) at 20-12-2012 12:46PM
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The killings is just too much in 9ja
Na only God go save us

joebaounty01 (m) at 20-12-2012 12:53PM
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not again!! very babaric act
lanudja (f) at 20-12-2012 12:54PM
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So sad! RIP 2 d departed souls
Donboy2 (m) at 20-12-2012 01:00PM
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Its December and all they know is to kill innocent people
9ja God dey ooooooooooooooooooooo
have you visited www. today
mary11 (m) at 20-12-2012 01:01PM
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Wtf! killing ur fellow human being jst bcos of material things?man is so unkind 2 mankind according to 2face

Windows8 (f) at 20-12-2012 01:23PM
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 Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad
ezchusa (m) at 20-12-2012 01:41PM
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e be like say calabar people no see dog meat chop again now na person they wan chop.......nawa oh

micc (m) at 20-12-2012 01:53PM
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That is land story for u. Very dangerous
jamesbondchick (f) at 20-12-2012 02:06PM
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What a waste of innocent blood! Sad

aso4life1 (m) at 20-12-2012 02:39PM
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paulohking (m) at 20-12-2012 04:03PM
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I cant talk right now, I gat some business
chicco77 (f) at 20-12-2012 04:18PM
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
stikerxxx (m) at 20-12-2012 05:04PM
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 Tongue Tongue :PN MAY GOD HELP US
proly (f) at 20-12-2012 05:20PM
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Bc of land
Keffejude (m) at 20-12-2012 06:28PM
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irate youths? those were definitely their local community boys. families still being killed by hungry youths over their own properties 50smtin Tongue years after independence thats unheard of, 9ja has got no fed govt, every1 now governs whom they can oppress. Thats y i never wish our leaders & their families well becuz they make us leave tru hell
Biafranwar (m) at 20-12-2012 07:51PM
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Na wa o
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