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According to the Anambra Police Command, three people were killed in a tribal dispute between the Omor and Anaku groups in the state’s Anyamelum Local Government Area on Sunday.
DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, Anambra Police Public Relations Officer, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Sunday that normalcy had been restored in the area.
Ikenga said that Mr Chris Owolabi, Commissioner of Police in the state, personally led a team of operatives to quell the communal clash between the neighbouring communities.
He stated that the command was still collecting intelligence on the scale of the damage while assuring that attempts were being made to prevent further escalation of the situation and to insure long-term stability.
“Normalcy has been restored in the area and our men are still on ground to ensure safety of life and property. So far, we have recovered three bodies which have been deposited at the morgue.
“I will update you as the development unfolds,” he said.
Anaku and Omor, both agrarian peoples, have been embroiled in a long land dispute.
According to local reports, among those impacted by the revived crisis were a former Chief Judge of Anambra and a former commissioner, both of whose homes were said to have been burned.
According to the author, the fracas resulted in the burning of three buildings and the injury of nine people.