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Leaders of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex socio-political body of the Igbos, narrowly escaped death on Friday when a trigger happy policeman opened fire at the National Secretariat of the organisation in Enugu.
Punch correspondent learnt that the incident was caused by leadership tussle between rival factions of the Ohanaeze Youth Council.
The President General of the organisation, Chief Gary Igariwey and other Ohanaeze leaders, including the National Secretary, Dr Joe Nwaorgu, were at the secretariat for a National Executive Committee meeting of the body when the incident occurred.
Leaders of the youth wing were also at the meeting.
However, trouble started when the National Publicity Secretary of the youth wing, Obinna Adibe, who belonged to the Arthur Okafor faction, came with some plain clothes policemen from the Enugu Area Command to arrest one of the youth leaders, Alex Okemiri.