Boundary dispute: Hoodlums attack Anambra community, smash vehicles

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There uneasy calm Oyi Local Government Area of following a boundary between Ezi Nkewelle and Osile Ogbunike communities the area.

Some hoodlums reportedly working for one of the communities had blocked the road attempt to stop the other party taking possession of the slaughter , an action led to smashing of some in the area.

Addressing newsmen Sunday, Chairman of Ezi Nkwelle community, Chief Wilfred Okafor, regretted they were prevented taking possession of the slaughter land given to them by the State Boundary committee and court judgments.

He said: “When we arrived the place February 11, some armed policemen already stationed in the and started shooting sporadically which made us to scamper for safety.

“Why will the same police gave us protection Feb 3 when we first came to take possession of the land but prevented by suspected hoodlums who were shooting the bush that made both the police and themselves to leave the place for safety also turn against us and started shooting at us?

“We also wonder why government is keeping quiet over the land matter even after paying our own bills as they requested for demarcation and monuments.”

Okafor called for government intervention by putting the monument as promised after their ruling on the land.

The Nation gathered that some traders were , others lost their meats and cash amounting to N30 while properties were destroyed when suspected hoodlums stormed the slaughter market last week.

Reacting, Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed said Police did not stop anybody from executing court order but responded to a distress call of imminent of law and order.

“The timely intervention of the Police calmed the situation leading to restoration of normalcy and free flow of ,” he added.