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Herdsmen, vigilante conflict in Imo

By Chris Njoku, Owerri

Indigenes of Owaelu, Orji in Owerri North Native Authorities Space of Imo State fled on Monday when members of vigilante in the neighborhood and herdsmen reportedly clashed.

Although no casualty was recorded, an eyewitness stated the incident, which occurred round 9: 30 pm, witnessed a gun duel between the 2 events.

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The Nation gathered a few of the villagers fled to take refuge in neighbouring communities.

The eyewitness additional stated the vigilantes from the neighborhood overwhelmed the herdsmen who later ran away.

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One other eyewitness advised The Nation the herdsmen had been the identical chased away lately from their neighbouring neighborhood, Emii.

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He claimed they had been deliberate resettling in Orji earlier than they had been confronted by vigilantes within the space.

Nationwide President of Igbo Nationwide Council (INC) Chilos Godsent, who confirmed the incident, stated the herdsmen had been subdued attributable to consciousness created by INC which launched the “Operation Lion Stroll” in the neighborhood.

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Imo Police picture maker, Orlando Ikeokwu, stated he would get again when contacted by The Nation.

However he hasn’t received again as on the time of submitting this report.

Herdsmen, vigilante conflict in Imo

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