Anambra Community Seeks Justice for Kinsmen Killed over Disputed Land

Anambra Community Seeks Justice for Kinsmen Killed over Disputed Land

David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

The Youths of Nsugbe community in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State  have called for justice for their brothers allegedly killed as a result of a contentious communal land.

The youths who were at the Anambra State Government House on a protest, yesterday called on the state governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo to intervene.

Nsugbe and their neighbours, Umueri had a clash recently over disputed land boundary in the community.

The youths said during the clash, two of their brothers,, Chukwurah Nwaeze and another identified as Gozie were killed.

Leader of the protesting youths, Mr John Paul Mouzie while speaking  said they were at the government house to demand  justice for their brothers killed by Umueri youths youths.

He said: “Last week Wednesday Umueri youths invaded our community and murdered two of our brothers. Since then, we have been crying because we are not ready to go for war with anybody.

“Everybody knew that Nsugbe is a peaceful community, we are not interested in fighting any war. Ours is to go through the government agencies to get justice for the dead ones. They killed our brothers and destroyed our property. They kept  on threatening us that they will do more,” he said.

Chief Security Officer to Governor Charles Soludo, SP Kingsley Nkuma, who received the protesters commended them for the peaceful way they conducted themselves.

“I want to assure you that the governor will surely wade into the matter. Anambra doesn’t need violence, and that is something the governor has been preaching against.

“I urge you to remain law abiding as Professor Chukwuma Soludo will surely ensure amicable resolution of the matter.”

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