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At least two policemen attached to the Anaku Divisional Police headquarters, Anaku in Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra State were murdered when warlords suspected to have operated from Omor community invaded Anaku community on Saturday.
In addition to that, The Eastern Updates gathered that no fewer than seven natives of Anaku and one person from Aguleri were also killed during the bloody invasion. Houses and other property worth several millions were destroyed in Anaku during the attack.
The house of the former Commissioner for Transport, Dr Christian Madubuko, was among the houses razed in Anaku, while the former Chief Judge of the state, Justice Paul Obidigwe, who hails from Omor, was attacked on his way home same day.
President General of Anaku Progressive Union (APU), Paul Nwuba, who disclosed this at a press conference in the community, alleged that the people of Omor attacked and rendered many of them homeless.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the communal clash erupted following a dispute over a piece of land between the two communities.
Traditional ruler of Omor, Igwe Oranu Chidume, had blamed hoodlums for the crisis, saying that many buildings were equally razed in his community.
Igwe Oranu noted that the two communities had no reason to fight each other as they are brothers, adding that efforts are being made to restore peace in the area.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Chris Owolabi, told newsmen that some arrests had been carried out and that everyone involved in the dastardly act must be brought to book.
THE EASTERN UPDATES