Okoro-Emegha explained that the incident was as a result of disagreement between the the community and Lebanese-owned Quarry Company, Conrock over revenue.
“The Ebubeagu went to the community over the matter, on sighting them, the youth began to shoot. In the process, a youth was shot.
“It happened that the youths have stopped the quarry from operating. Even the Council Chairman in the area went there to beg but they refused all her pleadings.
“Right now, over 15 person in connection to the incident in the community have been arrested and they are all in police custody,” he stated.
Also reacting to the development, Mrs Loveth Odah, Police Public Relation Office, Ebonyi Command said she would give the full detail of the incident.
She pledged to contact the DPO in the area. (NAN)