Tension in Anambra as youths burnt Houses, farms over land dispute

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Peopel are running for safety as a result of clash over a parcel of land between Umuemu Anam and Nzam communities in Anambra state. The clash has left several houses and farmlands burnt

The clash which was allegedly started by Umuemu Anam youths, led to the destruction of property worth millions of naira.

The state’s commissioner of police has ordered for a full-scale investigation into the matter and two suspects have already been arrested.

Several houses and farmlands were burnt following a clash between Umuemu Anam and Nzam communities in Anambra West local government area, Anambra state, over ownership of a parcel of land in the area. According to Vanguard, the clash was provoked by Umuemu Anam youths who burnt huts and yam seedlings in the farm-camp of the Nzam community, after arriving there via a bush path.

EJESGIST gathered that Nzam youths, in swift reaction, however, used speed boats and went to the farm camp of Umuemu community, where they proceeded to burn property worth millions of naira. An eye-witness reportedly stated that firearms were used by youths on both sides to scare each other away by firing sporadic gunshots in the air. No one was injured, however.

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The incident has been confirmed by the public relations officer of the Anambra State Police Command, Haruna Mohammed. He said a joint patrol team consisting of the police, the Army and other sister agencies were mobilised to the area, following a report, and were eventually able to bring the situation under control.

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