The peace in the ancient town of Ubulu Ihejiofor, Oru West Local government area of Imo State has been threatened by the death of one of their sons, Ifechukwu Odenigbo in far away South Africa.
The deceased was hit with a stone by his kinsman identified as DC Nsofor, all from the same town.
The suspect (DC) was reportedly indebted to someone with the deceased as his suretee.
The creditor was said to have come for his money prompting the deceased to approach his brother to ask him of the delay in payment of the debt.
Argument ensued and tempers started to rise leading to a brawl during which the deceased was hit with a stone on the head.
As the news hit town in Nigeria kinsmen of the deceased from Amorie village attacked and burnt the house of the aggressor, who hails from neighbouring Umuoru village.
Community leaders are said to be on the toes to arrest the situation in an attempt to prevent the crisis from escalating.