Land dispute cause bloodbath in Enugu


There was bloodbath yesterday in Enugu following an alleged attack on some natives of Ogui Nike in Enugu North local government by the people of Ugwuaji, Enugu South local government over disputed land.

Five young men from Ogui Nike were left with various degrees of injuries and doctors battling to save their lives at the Hope Care Hospital, Presidential Road and National Orthopedic Hospital Enugu.

Trouble was said to have started when some people from Ogui Nike went to their land at the Premier Layout Extension to check a report of the destruction of their buildings and fences by the people of Ugwuaji and were attacked in the process.

Confirming the clash, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe said the Command was on top of the situation as it had restored normalcy to the area.

He, however, said that no arrest had been made.

When newsmen visited Hope Care Hospital, doctors and nurses were seen battling to save the lives of Ebuka Edeh, Emmanuel Edeh, Onyeka Agbo and Nkemjika Mbah while Arinze Edeh whose legs were said to have been severed was rushed to National Orthopedic Hospital Enugu.