Aguleri, Umuleri Renew Communal Clash in Anambra

It was earlier reported on Saturday that some years after restoration of peace, two persons were reportedly injured on Friday in a renewed clash between Aguleri and Umuleri communities in Anambra East Local Government Area.

A residential building was also torched in the conflict while one person was shot in the leg and another reportedly inflicted with machete injuries.

Here’s how an online user who shared the photos revealed latest details of the communal clash in a popular online platform;

“The crisis that erupted yesterday should be looked into and a lasting solution preferred.

“The incident from findings grew from a mere misunderstanding but overreaction of the youths of both villages blew up issues according to an Elder who claimed it has since be calm down.

“It was learnt that pressure from displaced Aguleri Otu living across the River, who now evacuated back to Enuobodo in great numbers as a result of the war with the Igala people and insist on having land from those living in Enuobodo who are relatively a sister community.

“The resultant effect was an ultimatum mandating the elders to point at any undeveloped land belonging to neighbors. An Elder insited that that is the genesis of the present crisis.
“Its on record that Aguleri & Umueri living in inland towns have been living peacefully and have no land dispute over themselves.

“Records also have that For peace to rule, Umueri accepted half of proceeds from sale Aguakor land, which in 1955 was admitted by Aguleri elders not to be in dispute but belongs wholly to the Umuleri people.”



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