The people of Ibughubu Umuchu Community in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State have cried out on looming crisis over land boundary issues between the community and the neighbouring Ugwunano Umunze clan.
The Anambra Community appealed to the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Willie Obiano to come to their aid, adding that the boundary issue if not resolved, is capable of causing wanton destruction of lives and property.
The people of Ibughubu Umuchu clan, made the appeal in a statement by the Chairman of the Community’s Vigilante Group, Mr. Ralph Njirika and forwarded to Akelicious on Friday.
According to the statement,”Our lives are in endanger over this boundary matter. We will recall that in 1932, the Supreme court had ruled that the relevant government agencies, the National Boundary Commission should demarcate the land for peace and harmony to reign. You can see that the this year farming season is fast approaching, we want government to intervene to forestall any attack between our farmers from Ibughubu Umuchu and
Ugwunano Umunze communities that cultivating in the said land.
“We don’t want to loss our lives or want anyone to loose his life, we are seeking and appealing to Governor Willie Obiano and the federal government to prevail on the Boundary Commission to come down to the Anambra communities and dermacate the land in issue as pronounced by the highest court of the land.
“Tensions and fear are everywhere in the both communities, because of the land. Our people who are farming in the land are being molested by the neighbouring Ugwunano Umunze who are claiming ownership of the hectares of the land. Rainy season is on government should hear our age long cries demanding relevant authority to settle the matter amicably.
“Ibughubu Umuchu community is known as peaceful community. We do not want to engage in war. We have maintained that tempo. National Boundary Commission should intervene in this matter as farming season almost around the corner”.