SUNNY DAVID, ONITSHA
Igwe Ben Emeka, the Traditional Ruler of Umueri, Anambra East local government area of Anambra state, has debunked the allegation of bloodbath in his community as misleading and false.
He was reacting to reports that some of his subjects were killed and others injured in a fracas involving him and the community’s President-General.
The monarch warned perpetrators of the report to desist from it, saying his community was peaceful.
The traditional ruler stated that what transpired was a minor land dispute which had been handled peacefully and sought an amicable resolution between the parties involved.
Said Igwe Emeka: “When I read that there was bloodbath in Umueri, I began to wonder which bloodbath they were talking about. Which blood was being shed because there was nothing like that.
“Two villages – Iruagu and Umudiana – were locked in a land dispute, which didn’t warrant killing, and somebody went ahead to maliciously write that there was bloodbath in Umueri and three people were feared killed.
“I want to categorically state that nobody was killed and there was no bloodbath in Umueri. It is a mere land dispute which is also a subject of court litigation. It is already in the Anambra State High Court, Otuocha Division.
“So, I use this opportunity to plead with these faceless social media writers to leave Umueri alone and leave Igwe Umueri alone.
“There is no problem in Umueri. The little crisis that we had which is a land dispute between Iruagu Umuatuolu and Umudiana is being managed,” Igwe Emeka stressed.