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Soldier Allegedly Butchers Woman Inside Catholic Church In Enugu Community

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Oceanicnews reports that a soldier has butchered a woman inside St Theresa Catholic Church Umuida, Igbo Eze North local government of the state. This happened yesterday the 4th day of November 2019.

It was gathered that the soldier whose identity was yet to be ascertained at the time of filling this report, boarded a bike at MCC junction Ogrute to Umuaji village. However, on getting to the destination, he insisted that the Okada rider takes him farther into a nearby village.

Trouble started when, on getting to the village where the Catholic church is located, the soldier again insisted he be taken up the mountain, a request that the Okada rider turned down. As the disagreement continued, a man with cutlass on his motorcycle passed and on sighting the quarreling duo, stopped to broker peace between them.

While the peacemaker was mediating on behalf of the Okada rider, the soldier grabbed the cutlass on his motorcycle and gave both men a hot chase.
They both ran upward, towards the direction of the Church building. Pandemonium immediately ensued as parishioners ran at different directions.

The victim ran into the chapel to take cover but the soldier unfortunately caught up with her and butchered her.
It took the intervention of youths in the community who wrestled the soldier man to the ground.

When our reporter visited the scene of the incident, a team of military policemen were seen in a meeting with the parish priests.
The phone number of the DPO Ogrute police station wasn’t reachable for further comments.

The victim is reportedly battling for her life in the hospital

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