Police Intervene in War of ‘Ogbaru Igwes’ in Anambra
Arrested Sixteen suspects and Restore normalcy in the Area
On the 25/6/2020 at about 2:am there was a report of clash between some group of youth allegedly loyal to HRH Igwe Oliver Nnaji,(Igwe Ogwuniocha)a riverine Community in Ogbaru LGA of Anambra State with another group of persons loyal to one Okwudili Oganah who allegedly crowned himself Igwe.As a result of the clash,one person was confirmed dead,five persons sustained injuries and some houses vandalised.
Following the report,the Command quickly mobilised and dispatched joint patrol teams led by the Area Commander Oraifite ACP Afolabi Wilfred to the Scene.Sixteen suspects have been arrested and investigation is ongoing to ascertain actual cause of the incident and extent of damage.
Meanwhile,Normalcy has been restored in the affected area and Joint Security teams comprising of the Police,Navy,Civil Defence and local vigilante are on ground patrolling the Community in order to forestall further breakdown of law and order.
Consequently,the Commissioner of Police *CP Jonh B.Abang,fdc* enjoined all the warring factions to refrain from further hostilities and explore legal avenues towards addressing their grievances rather than resorting to violence which could lead to loss of lives and wanton destruction of property in the State.
- *SP Haruna Mohammed , PPRO Anambra State Police Command,
For-Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command.