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Communal Dispute In South East Nigeria lives five dead and many displaced

Five persons have been confirmed dead and thousands displaced in a renewed skirmish that ensued between the indigenes of Adadama in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River state and indigenes of Amagu in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi state.

Eyewitness account says unknown gunmen from Amagu community stormed neighbouring Abi community and fired indiscriminately, with sophisticated weapons, at the villagers killing five persons in the process.

The war is reported to have scared people dwelling in the community and has caused many to desert the place.

Security agencies have however been deployed from Calabar, the Cross River State Capital to protect the few people left behind and the property of the displaced.

It will be recalled that the Adadama people of Abi Local Government Area of Cross River and the Amagu people of Ikwo Local Govt Area in Ebonyi, had earlier engaged in a bloody land skirmish barely two months ago.

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Monday Ashibogwu

Monday Michaels Ashibogwu is Editor-In-Chief of QUICK NEWS AFRICA, one of Nigeria's leading online news service.

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