Following the brewing tension over land boundary dispute between Ibughubu Umuchu Community and the neighbouring Ugwunano Umunze clan both in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, people of Ibughubu Umuchu appealed to state gov. Willy Obiano to urgently intervene.
The chairman of Ibughubu Umuchu vigilante group, Mr. Ralph Njirika who made this appeal in a statement issued to pressmen, called on gov. Obiano to act fast before the crisis escalated, saying that “delay is dangerous”.
He however, called on Gov. Obiano to come to their aid, adding that the boundary issue if not resolved, is capable of causing wanton destruction of lives and property.
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 demarcate the land in issue as pronounced by the highest court of the land.
“Tensions and fear are everywhere in 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 fast approaching and 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”.