Four persons were feared dead in a bloody clash between Odekpe Town and Alla community in Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State.
One person was also reportedly kidnapped while most houses were burnt and properties destroyed in the clash said to be as a result of lingering boundary dispute between both communities.
Reacting, Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Edwin Okadigbo said the state Commandant, David Bille has ordered for a discreet investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
“NSCDC Anambra West Divisional office was alerted of a bloody clash between Odekpe Town and Alla Community in Anambra West Local Government Area of Anambra State over lingering boundary dispute between the communities.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that on 20/04/2020 , the two communities clashed with each other and in the process four persons allegedly lost their lives, one other kidnapped while most houses were burnt and properties destroyed.
“Meanwhile, the State Command has dispatched Operatives of Peace and Conflicts Unit, Intelligence unit and other tactical squads of the Command to the area to avert further clashes in the area and in the maintenance of law and order.
“Consequently, Comdt. David Bille has ordered for a discreet investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.”
Source: News update