Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Scores of persons have allegedly been killed and maimed in Eziaguluotu and Enugwuotu-Aguleri communities of Anambra-east local government area following the terror and mayhem unleashed on these border communities by suspected Kogi indigenes over boundary dispute.
Presenting the plight of the people of the aforesaid communities under the issues of urgent public importance at the state assembly, Obinna Chris Emeneka representing Anambra-east Constituency decried incessant attacks on his constituents by people from Kogi state saying that “a lot of people were killed and injured and presently some people are undergoing treatment because of boundary issue.”
The lawmaker who recalled that the state assembly had passed a resolution condemning incessant attacks on Anambra communities by Kogi state over what he termed oil deposits in the border communities, maintained that former governors of Anambra and Kogi states as well as the National Boundary Commission had waded into the clashes between the two neighbouring states but according to the lawmaker, all were to no avail as Kogi state refused to sheathe its sword on the boundary matter. He added that they have continued to witness incessant annihilation and maiming of the people of Eziaguluotu and Enugwuotu-Aguleri of Anambra-east by marauders from Kogi state.
Emeneka however called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the boundary crisis between Anambra and Kogi states and deploy military personnel to the troubled area so as to save lives and property. He equally prevailed on the governors of Kogi and Anambra together with the national boundary commission to expedite action and identify the boundary between the two states to avoid further spill of innocent blood and to entrench lasting peace as well as foster bilateral relations between Anambra and Kogi states.