At the least, one home, 4 automobiles and two bikes had been burnt to ashes on Friday as two neighbouring communities in Anambra engaged one another in hostilities.
Each communities, Aguleri and Umuleri; stated to be associated had between 1999 and 2001 been concerned in a fierce struggle, which led then president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to intervene, to no avail.
The communities are concerned in a contest, over a big expanse of land in between them.
It was learnt that hostilities began once more on Friday, resulting in the burning down of a home, 4 automobiles and two bikes by rampaging youths of each communities. Governor Willie Obiano hails from Aguleri.
Police Spokesperson in Anambra, CSP Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident stated scenario had been introduced underneath management, whereas investigation has commenced to determine circumstances surrounding the incident.
In his affirmation, Mohammed stated, “On 16/1/2021 at about 7:15am there was a report of disaster between Umueri and Aguleri Communities each in Anambra East LGA of Anambra State over a disputed space of land which each Communities had been laying declare of possession.
“Following the misery, the command rapidly dispatched joint Police groups comprising PMF/RRS and different Standard Models in collaboration with different safety businesses led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police answerable for operations DCP Salman Dogo to the scene. The scenario was introduced underneath management, whereas joint patrol remains to be ongoing to revive normalcy within the affected areas.”
Mohammed stated no life was misplaced, however accidents have been reported. He stated, “One constructing, 4 automobiles and two bikes had been set ablaze by the warring factions.”
He added that “The Commissioner of Police CP John B.Abang has directed the State CID Awka to hold out a discreet investigation with the intention to confirm circumstances surrounding the incident and produce perpetrators to e book.
“The CP additionally warned each events to take care of peace and discover all of the authorized avenues to resolve their grievances with out resorting to violence. He additional assured each events that he would contact the State Authorities to intervene within the matter with the intention to discover a lasting resolution to the lingering downside.”