Anambra Civil Society Community (ACSONET) a platform for Residents and Non-State Actors have condemned the disaster between Aguleri and Umueri Communities each in Anambra East LGA of the State.
Aguleri and Umuleri on Saturday resumed hostilities over a disputed plot of land.
Each communities have between 1999 and 2001 engaged in a fierce battle that claimed human lives and properties.
In a press release by the Chairman, Prince Chris Azor, ASCONET implored indigenes of the 2 communities to eschew all types of violence and pursue a peace possibility in direction of settling their grievances and variations.
The assertion reminded each communities of their agelong ties of affinity and brotherhood whereas calling on their conventional rulers and leaders to convene peacebuilding and battle decision dialogue conferences that may engender sustainable peaceable coexistence amongst them.
The group stated, “The escalation of the disaster might adversely have an effect on the lives and livelihoods of our individuals, extra so throughout this COVID-19 pandemic and its debilitating social and financial challenges.”
It recommended Governor Willie Obiano for his speedy response in making certain calm within the affected communities.
In the meantime, the duo of MrValentine Ozigbo and Hon Chris Azubogu, each governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, PDP have joined their voices in condemning the disaster which erupted within the space on Saturday.
Ozigbo, the instant previous President of Transcorp in a press assertion on Sunday decried the recurring violence between each communities, describing the event as “fully condemnable”, whereas suing for authorities to intervene and set up an enduring peace.
Azubogu, a member of the Home of Representatives, representing Nnewi North, Nnewi South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency in his personal assertion additionally condemned the disaster, describing the destruction of properties as inhuman.
“We’re a republican individuals by nature who resolve disputes by way of neighborhood conferences; not wars. Killings and destruction of properties scale back our humanity and going ahead, we should always shun each as a way of battle decision.”
“No a part of our state must be allowed to be engulfed in avoidable strife at a time we must be evolving methods to maintain our post-COVID-19 economic system afloat, that shall be too unlucky. By the way, we’re about to enter the farming season and a disaster like this will solely be an invite to starvation” he stated.