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A former Chief Judge, Rtd. Justice Paul Obidigwe and many other residents of Anaku and Omor communities in Anambra State were reported injured in a clash that ensued between the two communities.
It was gathered that, the warring residents also burnt houses , including the apartment of a former Anambra State Commissioner for Transport, Christian Madubuko, who was recently kidnapped, shortly after he was relieved of his job.
Also, nine persons besides the former chief judge were said to have been injured and two persons among them are in critical conditions.
It was further gathered that, the clash started on Saturday night after some youths of Anaku community allegedly attacked retired Justice Obidigwe in Omor town, inflicting him with machete cuts, leading to a reprisal by Omor youths who burnt down houses in Anaku, including that of the former Commissioner and the late traditional ruler.
The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident, saying that the Commissioner, CP Chris Owolabi and a team of officers and men visited the affected communities on Sunday morning.
He told journalists that: “Security has been beefed up in the affected areas, and investigations are ongoing.”