Tension as another communal war looms in Anambra state

Abba and Ukpo communities in Anambra state are set to resume hostilities over their age- long land tussle.

While Abba is in Njikoka local government area of Anambra State, Ukpo is in Dunukofia Council Area but they are neighbors.

Residents of Abba in Njikoka local government area of Anambra state woke up on Thursday to see some bulldozers believed to be from Ukpo in Dunukofia local government area of the state demolishing the country home of a business mogul in the area, Chief Goddy Nweke.

The situation has created tension in the two local government areas with truck load of policemen deployed to the place.
One of the community leaders from Abba, Mr. Alex Maduka, informed newsmen that elders in the community had to prevail on the restive youths to remain calm.

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He said the angry youths had spoiled for a full blown war with their neighbours

When contacted, the Anambra State Police Commissioner, John Abang, said what he knew was that Ukpo people had a Court judgement against Abba,adding ” perhaps, it was what they wanted to enforce today.”

Another Senior Police Officer, a Chief Supritendent of Police, CSP, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed the development.

He said the Command deployed men to prevent any break down of law and order, adding that their duty was to protect lives and property

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