Two persons were injured on Friday in a renewed clash between Aguleri
and Umuleri communities in Anambra East Local Government Area of
According to reports, a residential building
was also torched in the conflict while one person was shot in the leg
and another reportedly inflicted with machete injuries.
Reports also have it that it was not clear from which of the divides the victims came from.
But the state Commissioner of Police, Samuel Okaula, said his command had restored calm in the area.
Mr. Okaula also warned against any further breach of the peace.
A source, who pleaded anonymity, said a joint task force of the army, police and civil defence had been deployed to the area.
Meanwhile, the traditional ruler of Umuleri, Benneth Emeka, denied any killing.
According to the monarch, security operatives responded in time in quelling the clash.
The two neighbouring communities have had intractable conflict over land for decades.
In 1999, scores of people were killed while properties worth millions of Naira were destroyed in the area.
Leaders of the communities, with the help of Gov. Willie Obiano of
Anambra, who hails from Aguleri, have embraced peace and conflict
resolution mechanisms to resolve the crisis.