Two warring communities in Anambra State, Umumbo and Omor, in Ayamelum Local Government Area have agreed to end days of bloody clashes that claimed lives and property.
A statement by the spokesman for the state command, SP Haruna Mohammed, said the combatants agreed to sheath their swords after the intervention of Governor Willie Obiano and other prominent citizens of the state.
The statement reads: “It would be recalled that on the 5/5/2020 there was a communal Crisis between Umumbo and Omor Communities in Anyamelum LGA of Anambra State.
As a result of the crisis,many residents of the area fled their homes to the neighbouring villages for safety.
However, following the restoration of peace in the affected communities through the efforts of the Anambra State Government, Joint Security Forces, vigilante groups, traditional rulers, youth leaders and Ayamelum leaders of thought,the residents have finally returned back to their respective homes and normalcy restored.
Meanwhile, the situation is being monitored closely and further peace initiatives still ongoing to restore permanent peace in the affected areas.
Consequently,the Commissioner of Police, CP John B. Abang, fdc, thanked His Excellency Governor Willie Obiano,the Hon Speaker Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Uche Okafor, traditional rulers and all the Stakeholders whose efforts helped immensely in restoring peace in the area and prevented the crisis from escalating.
The CP further enjoined the citizens to eschew violence and always explore the legal avenues towards addressing their grievances in order to avert breakdown of law and order.
He further reiterated his commitment towards enhancing safety and security for all Ndi Anambra and residents alike in the state.”