Police in Anambra State have confirmed death of six persons in resumed hostilities in Omor and Anaku communities in Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra state.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Tochukwu Ikenga in a statement, said the incident was caused by protracted existing communal dispute between the two communities.
Both communities, over the years, have been involved in fierce war, which had led to loss lives and destruction of buildings in the area.
Ikenga identified one Mr Nnamdi Maduneke and his accomplices as responsible for the fresh crisis, saying the State Police Command is on his trail.
He said, “Anambra State Police Command is on the manhunt for Mr Nnamdi Maduneke and cohorts, wielding Ak47 rifles in the early hours of yesterday 6/2/2023.
“According to information received, the suspect and his cohorts without any provocation started indiscriminately in Omar Community, Anyamelum LGA and murdered six persons and inflicted serious injuries on two others.
“The joint task force team comprising Police and military was deployed in the area. The presence of these security forces has reinforced the security of life and properties and enhanced the provision of law and order in the area.
“Preliminary information reveals that the cause of the incident is a protracted existing communal dispute between the two communities, Omor and Anaku in Anyamelum LGA.
“Meanwhile, patrols/operations are still ongoing and the situation is being monitored. Further developments shall be communicated.”