A man identified as Chukwudi Ejikeme, popularly known as Expo was allegedly beaten to death by security wing of Nawfia Progressive Union (NPU).
It was gathered that the incident has caused serious tension in Nawfia, Njikoka local government area of Anambra state today, Monday, 7th February, 2022.
An eyewitness account reveal that the deceased, alongside other village youths had gone to a village land situated at Uruorji, along the Nawfia express road to ascertain the status of the land.
The eyewitness further narrated that one of the prominent men in the village, had encroached into the lands without authorisation, and has been selling them off.
When the youths approached the man to question his actions, he hired some thugs, and with security operatives of the NPU, manhandled the village youths. In the process, Mr Chukwudi Ejikeme sustained injuries which eventually led to his death.
The youths of the town protested and blocked – off the roads leading into and out of Nawfia town, including the old Enugu/Onitsha expressway, calling on the state government and other relevant agencies to disband the NPU security and dissolve the NPU executive.
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