Two communities in Anambra state, Abba in Dunukofia LGA and Nibo in Awka South LGA have sought governor Willie Obiano’s intervention to end the various land disputes between them and their neighbouring communities.
Abba, a country-home to the literary giant, Chimamanda Adichie, has been in a land tussle with Ukpo, where an oil magnet, Engr. Arthur Eze hails from. Both communities are in Dunukofia, just as Nibo and her neighborhour, Awka in Awka South LGA had been in land squabble for years.
The two communities, in a separate protest march to the Anambra state government house at Awka on Thursday, with placards of different inscriptions, respectively lamented that the disputes have led to loss of properties.
Leader of Nibo delegations, Chief Ikenna Ekwenugo, accused Awka people of grappling their land at Umuamam, an act he said could have led to bloodbath if not that Nibo was peaceful.
On his part, Mr Obinna Chukwuma, who led Abba protesters, alleged that his people no longer farm nor sleep peacefully due to intimidation and molestation from land grapplers from their neighbouring community.
Responding, Secretary to the state government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, who received the protesters, commended them for not taking the law into their hands, assuring that the state government would wade into the matter immediately for peace to reign.