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9 killed in Anambra, Kogi boundary feud

09 July 2015, 13:53

Awka -  No fewer than nine persons were feared dead and seven others abducted in a renewed communal clash between the people of Enugu-Otu Aguleri in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State and Odeke in Ibaji Local Government Council of Kogi State, reports New Telegraph.

Several property worth over N1billion belonging to the Anambra Orient Petroleum Limited were also destroyed in the clash.

Irate youths armed with various dangerous weapons attacked the Orient Petroleum facilities located 10 kilometers away from the abode of the people of Enugu- Otu Aguleri, destroying property of the company in the process.

Also read: At least 23 killed in Benue communal clashes: police

Irked by the action of the youth from Odeke, the Otu-Aguleri community quickly mobilized to repel the attackers who fled, leaving behind huge destruction from the property they set ablaze.

Kogi people have been laying claims to the oil wells in Aguleri –Otu in Anambra State shortly after President Goodluck Jonathan commissioned the Orient Ptetroleum Refinery in Anambra State in 2012.

Read more at New Telegraph.

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