In his reaction, the Ebonyi Council Chairman, Mr. Uburu, denied any involvement in such an act, saying such allegations were directed at tarnishing his image.

“Nobody has officially reported to me that there was any destruction in the affected community. Am hearing it for the first time. On the day of the burial, the police were on the ground. If anybody is laying accusing fingers on me, it’s just cheap blackmail. Surely, I will visit the place and alert some security agencies to swing into action.”

Also lamenting, Ndiefi-Ishieke Village Head, Eze Sunday, called on the state government not to take sides with any clan in the affected village but to play a fatherly role by providing unity, peace, and oneness among the villagers.

“We want the Ebonyi state government to know what is happening. They should not victimize a particular clan but carry everybody along. They should allow those displaced to come back to their compounds.

“The compound of the family that said the communal land belonged to them is from Igbojima. The hoodlums should be brought to book. Our incoming Governor should assist us in maintaining peace in the village. He should not look at the kindred dichotomy,” he said.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the Ebonyi state, SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said the command was yet to receive an official report on the matter.

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