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OBIANO IMPOSES CURFEW ON ANAMBRA COMMUNITIES OVER VIOLENCE

THE ANAMBRA STATE GOVERNOR, WILLIE OBIANO, HAS IMPOSED A THREE-DAY CURFEW ON UMERI, UMUOBA ANAM AND AGULERI COMMUNITIES IN ANAMBRA EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF THE STATE AFTER TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN VIOLENCE ON SATURDAY.

THE GOVERNOR, WHO ANNOUNCED THE DEVELOPMENT IN A STATEMENT IN AWKA, SAID THE CURFEW WOULD RUN FROM 7:00 P.M. TO 7:00 A.M., EFFECTIVE FROM SATURDAY.

AN UNSPECIFIED NUMBER OF PEOPLE WERE ALSO INJURED IN THE CLASH CAUSED BY A DISAGREEMENT OVER A PIECE OF LAND BELONGING TO ONE OF THE COMMUNITIES.

FOUR VEHICLES WERE BURNT, AND SEVERAL BUILDINGS TORCHED DURING THE CLASH.

A RESIDENT, WHO SPOKE TO JOURNALISTS BEHIND CAMERA, SAID THE AGE-LONG WAR BETWEEN AGULERI AND UMUERI WAS IGNITED BY A LAND DISPUTE.

THE SPOKESMAN OF THE ANAMBRA STATE POLICE COMMAND, HARUNA MOHAMMED, CONFIRMED THE INCIDENT.

HE, HOWEVER, CLAIMED THAT NOBODY WAS KILLED IN THE CLASH.

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