Communal clash: 50 missing, 300 injured, several dead in Anambra

Communal clash: 50 missing, 300 injured, several dead in Anambra

- A report says that no fewer than 500 people have gone missing after a communal clash in Anambra state

- About 300 people were also reported to have been injured in the clash

- Haruna Mohammed, the spokesperson of Anambra state police command, said a detachment of policemen had been drafted to the communities

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A report by Daily Trust indicates that an unconfirmed number of persons have been allegedly killed in a communal clash between Omor and Umumbo communities in Ayamelum local government area of Anambra state. gathered that about 50 persons were allegedly abducted, while over 300 farmers sustained bullet and machete injuries in the clash.

According to the report, an insider said the squabble started last year during the dry season farming but was quickly brought under control.

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A witness, who did not want his name in print said some houses, shops and rice mills belonging to the Umumbo community were destroyed in the clash in Omor and environs.

According to him, by the time the police were drafted to the area, it was found that no fewer than 50 persons were missing.

Communal clash: 50 missing, 300 injured, several dead in Anambra

Nigerian police personnel chasing suspected criminals.
Source: UGC

The spokesperson of Anambra state police command, SP Haruna Mohammed, said a detachment of policemen had been drafted to the communities and the situation was brought under control.

Anambra state government in a statement issued by the commissioner for information and public enlightenment, Don Adinuba, said the conflict is a negation of the effort of the government and people in the past six years to make the state safe and secure among states in the federation.

Meanwhile, had previously reported that soldiers and policemen reportedly engaged in a bloody battle at Bomadi town in Bomadi local government area of Delta state.

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It was reported that the security men were on patrol to enforce compliance of the lockdown imposed on the state by the governor.

The argument between both parties was over violation of lockdown rules. The argument consequently became heated up before turning violent. As a result of this, a soldier was shot at a close range.

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This was said to be in retaliation to the shooting of a policeman who was hit in the stomach by the bullet from the soldier’s rifle.

In another report, a native of Ijebu-Ode in Ogun state, Deji Oladimeji, vowed to march from Lagos to Maiduguri should the Nigerian Army capture Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau alive.

Oladimeji, who resides in the Ajah area of Lagos, disclosed this while reacting to the Army’s recent feat against the fleeing terrorists. In the last one week, the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, have shown aggressive gallantry and bravery, crushing the insurgents at every instance.

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