No fewer than 3 souls have been lost in a protest that broke out in Owerri on Saturday.

Protest broke out following the demolition of the Eke Onunwa market by the state government.

According to report, stray bullet, fired by security operatives who were deployed to maintain peace after the demolition, hit and killed one of the protesters instantly.

This angered the protesters who retaliated by setting fire on property belonging to residents.

Fight broke out between residents and protesters which led to the death of 2 other people.

However, Imo state Police spokesman, Andrew Enwerem, could not confirm the incident at the time of this report.

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