The Police in Enugu State have confirmed the killing of one person and burning of at least ten houses by hoodlums.

The Police Spokesperson in Enugu State, DANIEL NDUKWE confirmed the attack, in an interview with reporters on Wednesday.

Mr NDUKWE, who is a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said what happened was a case of arson, which resulted in the “burning of a number of houses”.

The Enugu State PPRO linked the attacks to the lingering intra-communal crisis in the area.

According to him: “Investigation into the act has commenced while operational actions have also been initiated to fish out the perpetrators”, just as he did not comment on the killing of the resident.

In the meantime, BraveViews gathered that gunmen invaded and attacked Oruku, a community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, killing a resident and razing about ten houses.

Reports said the hoodlums are suspected to be loyal to some powerful individuals in the community, who are involved in a lingering communal crisis in the area.

We gathered that the attack occurred between 25 and 28 December,

During the attacks on Tuesday and Wednesday, the hoodlums razed some houses in the community, including the Palace of the Traditional Ruler of the community, EMMANUEL MBA, who was killed on 26 December 2020.

The houses of a former chairman of Nkanu East Local Government Area, EJIKE ANI and his younger brother, AGOZIE ANI were also razed by the hoodlums.

AGOZIE told the Punch thus: “They also shot and killed one man on Christmas Day. Our crime was supporting Governor IFEANYI UGWUANYI’s peace deal on the Oruku-Umuode crisis and he abandoned us”.

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