Several persons have been allegedly injured and houses destroyed in Anaku and Omor Communities of Ayamelum local government area of Anambra state following a communal clash that erupted in the area.

The two Communities share boundaries and are known for farming activities.

Positive Fm gathered that the clash erupted following dispute over portions of land which the two Communities lay  claim to.

An eyewitness, Mr Mike Nebife from Omor narrated that the local government chairman had resolved the dispute last year in favour of Omor communityand expressed shock over the latest development .

He alleged that on Friday Anaku people invaded the said land and started erecting Beacons, attacking other farmers who later ran home with several machete wounds.

According to him, later in the night , Anaku people allegedly blocked the road and started destroying houses and injuring more people including a former Chief Justice of Anambra state, Justice Obidigwe Who was returning to his Country home in Omor.

The President-General of Anaku, Mr Friday Nwuba on his part also alleged that Omor people invaded the community on Sunday morning destroying houses of notable persons in the area while some people were feared dead.

Mr Nwuba therefore appealed to government and security agencies to urgently come to their rescue to avoid further destruction of lives and property in the area.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra state, Mr Tochi Ikenga said the command had since deployed police team to restore peace in the areas.

Mr Ikenga urged residents especially those in the two communities not to panic but work with the Police and other security agencies in identifying the bad elements among them.

 

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