Tension in Anambra as six houses razed in renewed community hostilities

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Six houses have been reportedly razed in Allah/Onugwa in Olumbanasa, Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State following renewed hostility between it and Odekpe village over the weekend.

This came less than three weeks after a bloody clash between the two villages reportedly left seven persons dead and about 153 houses razed in the battle that lasted for more than 24 hours.

A resident of Allah/Onugwa village, Uzor Anthony, alleged that warlords suspected to have operated from Odekpe invaded their village and wreaked havoc.

Uzor, however, alleged that throughout the period the battle lasted, policemen did not come to their village to quell the situation; lamenting, however, that his people had fled to their neighbouring Innoma community.

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, said the police command has not gotten information about any fresh crisis between the two villages.

He debunked Uzor’s claim of renewed hostility saying that the joint security forces stationed in the areas have not reported any renewed battle between the two villages.