By Chris Njoku, Owerri
Indigenes of Owaelu, Orji in Owerri North Native Authorities Space of Imo State fled on Monday when members of vigilante in the neighborhood and herdsmen reportedly clashed.
Although no casualty was recorded, an eyewitness mentioned the incident, which occurred round 9: 30 pm, witnessed a gun duel between the 2 events.
The Nation gathered among the villagers fled to take refuge in neighbouring communities.
The eyewitness additional mentioned the vigilantes from the group overwhelmed the herdsmen who later ran away.
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One other eyewitness informed The Nation the herdsmen had been the identical chased away not too long ago from their neighbouring group, Emii.
He claimed they had been deliberate resettling in Orji earlier than they had been confronted by vigilantes within the space.
Nationwide President of Igbo Nationwide Council (INC) Chilos Godsent, who confirmed the incident, mentioned the herdsmen had been subdued as a consequence of consciousness created by INC which launched the “Operation Lion Stroll” in the neighborhood.
Imo Police picture maker, Orlando Ikeokwu, mentioned he would get again when contacted by The Nation.
However he hasn’t bought again as on the time of submitting this report.