A peace Committee on the Communal clash between Odekpe and Allah Communities set up by Governor Willie Obiano, yesterday, 31/5/2020, visited the two warring communities in Anambra West Council Area of Anambra State for a fact finding mission.
The committee members comprising various stakeholders including traditional rulers, Government representatives and Security officials among whom are Igwe Dr. N.N Kelly, The Traditional ruler of Igbariam, who is the Committee Chairman.
Others are Igwe Anthony Okechukwu of Inona kingdom, Igwe Pius Omachodu of Orumbanasa and Igwe Joseph C.Ajodu.
Others are Honourable Chinedu Obidigwe, member, Federal House of Representatives, Honourable Patrick Udoba, Member, Anambra State House of Assembly and Honourable Sylvester Orji, Transition Committee Chairman, Anambra west Local government.
According to the State Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, the Commissioner of Police Anambra State Comnand, was equally represented by OC Marine Police, DSP Ologwu Obasi and representatives of the Nigerian Army and Navy respectively.
He said, consequently, all the two warring factions were strongly urged to maintain peace and refrain from further hostlities.
The Commitee equally sympathized with the victims of the Communal Clashes on behalf Governor Willie Obiano and assured them of Government intervention.
It further urged Odekpe Community to locate the where about of the Police Officer ASP AKOR UDEH, who was missing in the Community while trying to restore peace during the Crisis.
Meanwhile, Normalcy has been restored in the affected areas and Joint Security teams are on ground patrolling the Communities in order to forestall further breakdown of law and order while investigation is ongoing to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.
Furthermore, The Anambra State Commissioner of Police Mr Jonh Abang, has enjoined Ndi Anambra to always explore legal avenues towards addressing their grievances rather than resorting to violence which could lead to loss of lives and wanton destruction of property.