Peoples shops were burnt, bikes and vehicles were destroyed following a land dispute in Ozarike autonomous community, Umunneochi LGA of Abia state.

An eyewitness, who visited the community narrated the whole story.

He said; “I happened to be in Ozarike autonomous community, Umunneochie LGA in Abia state yesterday evening for an occasion, then i had series of sporadic gunshots and people running for their lives, it was later i enquired and learnt that is was the youths from the neighbouring village Amalato that invaded and destroyed people’s properties over communal land.

“Peoples shops were burnt, bikes and vehicles were destroyed. A member of the royal family was shot on both legs but later taken to the hospital before I could take pictures. I still thank God i was in a fenced building and not outside.

“Please no amount of land is worth a human life, let us learn to live in peace and take such matters to court where it will be properly addressed.

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