Nigeria1 Killed, 4 Abducted In Ebonyi

1 Killed, 4 Abducted In Ebonyi

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In a fresh crisis that happened among the people of Oso-Edda,  Amasiri and Nde Ndukwe Communities in Ebonyi State, one person was killed and four others abducted but later freed.

Through findings, it was gathered that properties worth millions of naira were allegedly destroyed in the communal crisis.

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The three communities have been having a dispute over a land at their boundary for years but it has been managed and curtailed from turning violent till the recent happenings, this week.

Sources in the area alleged that the Nde Ndukwe and Amasiri people invaded farm settlement villages in Ọsọ-Edda and started destroying houses, farm produce and every property in sight.

The invasion started on Monday and lasted till Wednesday when security agencies stepped in to restore normalcy, it was gathered.

It was learnt that one Chima Orji of Idima Autonomous Community in Afikpo South local government was was brutally murdered and beheaded.

The head was taken away by the invaders and is yet to be found as at the time of this report.

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Four persons were abducted but were later freed after a peace meeting organized by the Chairmen of both councils in conjunction with some Monarchs and Head of security agencies in the area.

Chairman of Afikpo South local government area, Chima Ekumankama confirmed the incident in a statement.

He described the situation as pathetic and painful and called on the entire Edda clan to remain law abiding.

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He further affirmed that the situation has been brought under control by security agencies in the State

“The situation is pathetic and painful,  thus while I sympathise with all those affected, I implore the good people of Oso and Edda in general to remain calm and go about their lawful businesses as the situation is under control”, he said.

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