Operatives of Anambra state have averted communal crisis between Umueri and Aguleri communities in Anambra East Local Government over a disputed area of land which both Communities were laying claim of ownership.
According to the statement issued by the police public relations officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, the incident happened on January 16th at about 7:5am.
Following the distress, the Command quickly dispatched joint Police teams comprising PMF/RRS and other Conventional Units in collaboration with other Security agencies led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, DCP Salman Dogo to the scene.
Situation was brought under control while joint patrol is still ongoing to restore normalcy in the affected areas.
Meanwhile, no loss of lives and injuries have been reported. However, one building,four vehicles and two motorcycles were set ablaze by the warring factions.
Consequently, the Commissioner of Police CP John B.Abang has directed the State CID Awka to carry out discreet investigation in order to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident and bring perpetrators to book.
The CP also warned both parties to maintain peace and explore all the legal avenues to resolve their grievances without resorting to violence.
He further assured both parties that he would contact the State Government to intervene in the matter in order to find lasting solution to the lingering problem.