Six Killed, Two Injured In Anambra Communal Crisis

The Anambra State command of the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed that six people were killed on Monday in a communal crisis between Anaku and Omor communities in Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra State.

According to report, the community crisis which has lingered for a long time resumed again on Monday, after a dispute among members of both communities.

The Spokesman for the Anambra State Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the incident said six people were killed.

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He also declared that one Nnamdi Maduneke is wanted for instigating the violence, and also wielding an AK47 rifle.

Ikenga said,

The Anambra State Police Command is on the manhunt for Mr Nnamdi Maduneke and cohorts, wielding Ak47 rifles in the early hours of yesterday (Monday) according to information received, the suspect and his cohorts without any provocation started shooting indiscriminately in Omor Community, Anyamelum LGA and murdered six persons and inflicted serious injuries on two others.

“The joint task force team comprising police and military was deployed in the area. The presence of these security forces has reinforced the security of life and properties and enhanced the provision of law and order in the area.

“Preliminary information reveals that the cause of the incident is a protracted existing communal dispute between the two communities, Omor and Anaku in Anyamelum LGA.

“Meanwhile, patrol operations are still ongoing and the situation is being monitored. Further developments shall be communicated, please.”

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