Oil Dispute: Anambra Community Warns Kogi

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The people of Aguleri Otu community in Anambra East Local Government of Anambra State have warned their Ibaji, Kogi State, neighbours to stop attacking them.

The community said despite the government‘s efforts to curb the crisis, the people of Ibaji reportedly attacked them on Wednesday.

The people said enough is enough.

There has been a bloody crisis between the community and Ibaji in Kogi State.

According to a source, the people have respected the government enough without going to war with Kogi people.

The source said: “We will not continue to allow our people be slaughtered like goats.

“We are also men, what ever the people of Ibaji want, we will give them now.

“We decided to lie low because we have been following government directive, but we cannot allow this to continue.

“Even some of the police and soldiers deployed in the area were discovered to be their people and that is why some of them are not making any attempt to stop the crisis.

“Two days ago, they started burning down our houses again but some of the mobile policemen shot into the air and they ran away, leaving behind some of their weapons.

“We are not cowards and that is why we are saying enough is enough.”

The Anambra State Government has sent relief materials to the community.

The materials were shared to Enugwu Otu Aguleri, Eziagulu Otu Aguleri and Mkpunando Otu Aguleri by the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

The Director of SEMA, Nwabufor Ijezie, said yesterday that the relief materials were 15 bags of beans, 15 bags of rice, 15 bags of garri and 100 kilogrammes of maize.

The materials were presented by the Special Adviser to Governor Peter Obi on Political Matters, Fidelis Okafor, Chairman of Anambra East Local Government, Chinedu Obidiegwu at the Enugwu Otu Aguleri Centre.

More relief materials, according to Ijezie, are likely to be approved by Governor Peter Obi soon.


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