Violence Breaks Out In Anambra Communities, Many Feared Dead

A number of residents are said to have been slain as a result of the outbreak of violence in the Omor and Anaku towns of Ayamelum LGA in Anambra state.

While specifics of the event remain hazy, Tochukwu Ikenga, spokesperson for the Anambra police command, stated that security personnel had been deployed to the area.

He also stated that additional information would be revealed in the future.

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“Following the distress call received in the early hours of today 6/2/2023 from Omor and Anaku in Ayamelum LGA, the joint task force comprising of Police and military has been deployed to the area,” Ikenga said in a statement he shared with TheCable.

“The presence of these security forces has reinforced the security of life and properties and enhanced the provision of law and order in the area.

“Meanwhile, the fact of the incident is still unclear and patrols/operations are still ongoing and the situation is being monitored.

“Further developments shall be communicated.”

Both villages have been involved in a conflict that is thought to be related to a land dispute.

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Uche Okafor, Speaker of the Anambra House of Assembly, led a trip to the areas affected by the issue in 2021.

In their report on the 2021 problem, the Anambra Broadcasting Service noted “the impacted areas especially Anaku, where the local government headquarters is sited, was a ghost of itself as no single youth was visible in the region”.


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