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50 Killed In Nigeria Communal Clashes


50 Killed In Nigeria Communal Clashes

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*50 Killed In Nigeria Communal Clashes

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Over 50 people were killed Saturday in deadly clashes between two communities in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. The communal clashes were not linked to the series of bloody attacks by Boko Haram, an Islamic sect, which prompted the declaration of a state of emergency on Saturday in some parts of four northern states. Land dispute had existed between the two communities, Ezza and Ezilo for several years.

"Upwards of 50 people were killed when a group of people from Ezza community attacked residents of neighbouring Ezilo community over a land dispute. The dispute between the two communities, which started in 2008, was believed to have been settled until the latest conflagration. A group of people from Ezza invaded Ezilo and attacked them, killing over 50 people there." a government spokesman told newsmen. ( Continues below….. )

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John Elu, Ebonyi State police spokesman, put the death toll between 38 to 40, but said the figure may be higher. "We estimate that between 38 and 40 people, including a senior police officer going to work, were killed in the clashes, although we don't have an accurate figure for those killed because some of them were hacked to death in the bushes; the death toll could be higher." Elu said in a press statement.

Guns and machetes were freely used during the clashes. Several homes and properties were destroyed and blood spilled all over. Attackers set fire to many houses, shops, offices, petrol tankers and a mill. Riot police have been deployed to the two communities for restoration of law and order. No arrests have been made at the time of this report. Ebonyi State governor, Martin Elechi, and the state police chief visited the scene Saturday to inspect the extent of damage.

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Comment from: Aly [Visitor]
AlyWe have started again, limited natural resources, incapable leaders,ethnicity, religious extremism etc., nothing is working,which way are we heading?
01/03/12 @ 00:49
Comment from: Chief Nkwegu Jacobson, Inyimaegu Izzi [Visitor]
Chief Nkwegu Jacobson, Inyimaegu IzziREAD!: THE CAUSE OF THE ATTACK.
Though, I must condemn killing in any guise but wish to say that:
Ezillo is a small dialectical community living along the roadside of Enugu-Abakaliki Federal Highway in Ebonyi state. They share common boundaries with the Ngbo and Ezza communities, two other dialectical communities too. In those days of feudal lordism, war broke out between the Ezillo and Ngbo people to the extent that the Ezillo people were almost going extinct. But because the Ezzas are renowned warriors, having defeated many foes then, were consulted by the Ezillos for assistance in fighting against the Ngbos to reclaim their lost places of habitation. Part of the agreement was that the Ezzas will be compensated with a parcel of land where they would reside to farm if they helped to subdue the already-invicible Ngbo people. The Ezzas fought for them to reclaim their lost living areas. That was a long century ago. The Ezzas are the most populous and most evenly spread across the three geopolitical zones of the state. Having said so, they enterprise faster in any place they reside. Before year 2009, they lived in harmony in Ezillo without discrimination, with some seeing Ezillo as where their great grand parents were born. With their charisma of enterprise, they have built almost every modern house one could find in Ezillo as well as run all the shops and businesses that attracted modern life, thus, making Ezillo the envy of every other small towns in the state. But today's young people have desecrated every where with money from politics. Illiterates forget history so fast but the educated use history for a breakthrough. Ezillo youths suddenly rose to say the Ezzas must leave Ezillo just because an Ezza man opened a "Glo phone booth" to sell recharge cards. They flared up and burned all the houses and shops belonging to the Ezzas. The state Governor Mr. Martin Elechi intervened with bias. Instead of giving a political solution, he ordered the Ezzas to relocate to a burial ground abandoning all their farm lands and political Wards and without compensation to their burnt properties. What do you expect to happen? ...recrudescence of war of course!!! Now, once a bubbling town of Ezillo has become a shadow of itself. While other nations are busy developing Science & Technology, Nigerian Governors and leaders are busy fighting for ethnic domination. If truth and justice are suppressed, then the doomsday is postponed. President Jonathan should order the Ebonyi state Governor to address this issue without bias or political favoritism else, this "commando style" of attack would even be worse in the future. In the next three years, the Governor would have left office but the mess he created would still be there.
01/03/12 @ 01:04
Comment from: martin uzor [Visitor]
martin uzorThere is no historical base to justify the carnage and slaughter of innocent lives. If the Ezza's were unhappy that the Ezeilo's renaged on the aggrement it reached with them, they should go to court. if they kill all the people, who would they negotiate with and what about non indegenes who lost their lives in the process.
01/03/12 @ 04:58
Comment from: ugo blessing [Visitor] Email
ugo blessingcomment from: ugo blessing iam from Imo State Nigerian, elechi want to vanish ebonyi state because of political power. but remember like one chief say that in three years , the Gvernor would have left office no, not only three years in six years coming write it. today's date is 3rd of January, 2012 it will be more war in ebonyi state why because elechi supposed no that ezillo is the number one of the mistake by calling ezza people for fight Ngbo now their forget, no is lie let government divided the area into three then government should take the middle make something like hospital, school and church. take people from ebonyi north/south ezillo and ezza ezillo to working that place so that peace will be rain because ezillo and ezza ezillo where indigens of ebonyi state not one said favour.
01/03/12 @ 05:09
Comment from: adegboyega oyinboade [Visitor]
adegboyega oyinboadeWhile other nations are busy developing, we are still killing each other over farmlands and pure jealousy in nigeria. On what basis basis will the slaughter of 50 lives be justified. history?My criticism will more be directed to goverment that have created a scenario where people believe justice can no longer be found in the system hence, take law and order into their hands. It is evident the perpertrators of these acts will not be brought to book fuelling urge FOR revenge from aggreived parties. WE have had enough of this in jos, and we are sayng ENOUGH OF THIS MESS.
01/03/12 @ 05:38
Comment from: ugo blessing [Visitor]
ugo blessingi am not said anybody but elechi say ezillo indigens that is why i say both of then their indigens ok, now you ask me about non indigens who lost their lives let us take it as acidity why because if your georging it lie that you will create more problem why because their people will come an ask ebonyi where is my brother's or sister's who lost their lives why because both then their killing each other. the will not ask only ezillo or ezza ezillo the ask ebonyi so let us find solution to make peace befor anyother things.
01/03/12 @ 06:06
Comment from: ugo blessing [Visitor]
ugo blessingok,if iam say i will say ezza is not happy why because ezza want open telephon business their intation is not that this land is from ezillo but because their live together sharing every thing together why now then will no that the land is not from them after so many years if you.
01/03/12 @ 06:21
Comment from: ugo blessing [Visitor]
ugo blessingwhy because their held all the post that Ishilu that is why their doing on those things if not no their can not doing those rubbish in my state.
01/03/12 @ 06:32
Comment from: Stephen Ayotunde [Visitor]
Stephen AyotundeGood as the history given about the two communities one can easily locte where you pitch your tent. It is unfortunate that at this 21 Century people can be so demon possessed as to kill innocent people at will. Ordinarily I dont think that a normal human being will kill his fellow human being. The story you gave may not be true. Tell your people that what they have done is of the devil and God will judge them sooner or later. Enough of Boko Haram spirit in this nation.
01/03/12 @ 10:05
Comment from: Yarima Venna [Visitor]
Yarima VennaOne will think the Igbos with the level of education have passed and exceeded this animalistic, barbaric, and mundane levels of living but what has happend in this instance is an indication that the east is still as backward as the north. To imagine that this has not happened at the border towns between the Ibo Ebonyi and cross river states but amongst themselves is a big pity! For one, it shows that there is no leadership and stone age people still exist in ebonyi state and possibly elsewhere in the east. Not too long ago it was death and destruction between two communities in Anambra. May be tomorrow it will be the turn of Abia or other state in the southeast. What a shame? What a big shame!
01/03/12 @ 13:55
Comment from: idris A.Abba [Visitor]
01/03/12 @ 18:12
Comment from: daniel - usa [Visitor]
daniel  -  usawhat an idiotic thing to do. ga damn it, ebonyi state of all places. the nation is still trying to galvanize intentions against the boko haram, and what do we find brewing in ebonyi state - ebonyi style boko haram killing.

olonwu majeeoooo. tufiakwa, wulahi tulahi. does nigeria have God?
01/03/12 @ 22:30
Comment from: Ekeukwu obinna [Visitor] Email
Ekeukwu obinnaWat a dubious act,i never believed that ebonyi state are still living premitivity life,at these modern world.Elechi!Elechi! Elechi! Sit up.
01/04/12 @ 00:10
Comment from: OSCAR [Visitor]
OSCARDr D.K. Olukoya’s Prophetic Look At 2012 – A Cryptic Year
Posted on January 1, 2012 by MFM News
For us at the Mountain Of Fire & Miracles Ministries, 2012 is our “Year of Dominion Celebrations and Supernatural Open Doors”. The scriptural foundation for this is found in the following scriptures:
 Psalm 8:6: “Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet.”
 Luke 10:19: “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
 Revelation 3:8: “I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.”
The General Overseer in his first message of the year described the Year 2012 as “A Cryptic Year.” What does it mean when you say something is cryptic? It means having hidden meaning, being ambiguous in meaning, mysterious, concealed, obscure, coded, camouflaging or evasive, unclear, or strange.
The following constitutes the prophetic picture for the year 2012:
1. It shall be a year of positive and negative mysterious occurences. But for the saints, there shall be no problem
2. It is a year of the extinction of the strongmen in charge of Hard Labour
3. It will be a year of miraculous deliverances for the Church of God
4. It will be a year of Divine Power, Divine Rulership and Divine Governmental Authority
5. Although the effect of the boiling year will dovetail into 2012, there are forces to contend with it.
6. The divine judgements executed last year will give rise to restoration this year.
7. A year in which the destruction of powers behind bondages and hardships will bring uncommon deliverance for many.
8. A year of uncommon restoration and the elevation of the forgotten and the derided.
9. A year of tribulation for nations who turn their back on bible authority and patterns
10. A year of disgraceful humiliation of proud and wicked rulers
11. A year of apostolic anointing in the nations
12. A year that you must key into fighting from heaven. There is a book available called “Drawers of Powers from the heavenlies”, you can get a copy to understand how to fight from heaven.
13. A year of terrible spiritual warfare. Ice cream christianity will not work this year. And slumbering prayers will not help.
14. It shall be a year of intensive angelic visitations. A lot of people will see angels physically. People will be in situations where they will receive help from strangers. As a result of this, it shall be a year of massive disgrace of kidnappers.
15. A year of Crude manifestations of divine power
16. A year of economic dominion for those who hate wastage.
17. A year of all-round prosperity for those who bank with the Almighty.
18. A year of manifestation of innovations that are yet unknown to mankind
19. A year of horrible and intensive manipulation and falsehood
20. A year of progress for those who know God
21. A strategic year for those interested in destiny fulfillment
22. A year of new things – new businesses, marriages, wealth, children and breakthroughs
23. A year that will magnify both success and failure
24. A year when the river will swallow the fish
25. A year when the crocodile will be forced to miscarry
26. A year of major conflicts in several parts of the world. Nation against Nation, Race against Race, Tribe against Tribe.
27. A year of geographical gyration and marine madness
28. A year where a lot of prayers will be needed to avert mega environmental disasters
29. For believers who can pray, 2012 is a year that the repair of altars will bring down fire
30. A year of divine announcement of God’s people
31. A year of divine vengeance
32. A year when the Lord will tear the mouth of the lion to bring out what the lion has swallowed.
This is the Prophetic Look at the Year 2012 as the delivered by the General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire & Miracles Ministries Worldwide, Dr D.K. Olukoya.
01/04/12 @ 05:38
Comment from: olagundoye oluwafemi matthew [Visitor]
olagundoye oluwafemi matthewNigeria as a whole needs God's intervention.religious leaders should embark on sleepless prayer.
01/05/12 @ 06:31
Comment from: Roland [Visitor]
RolandNigeria a great nation indeed, a nation that lack protection for their citizen is proud to be a great nation, corruption is only our pride, just imagine how up to 50 people were killed, where was the police when the fight started, i believe they are busy collecting bribe while people are killing them self.
01/06/12 @ 11:11
Comment from: Franklin Edeh [Visitor]
Franklin EdehWhat are we talking about in a country where there is on love we only pretending, how can we take up arms against each other in the name of fighting for a land because some elders has been brain washed abadoning the wisdom of tolerance and forgiveness, the government of ebonyi lead Martin Elechi lack focus and directions politicking with the life of its citizens let ebibe the spirit of love and live as a brother and sisters an forgive one another not as an enemy and stop killing one another.
01/06/12 @ 16:43
Comment from: AMUSAN OS [Visitor]
01/11/12 @ 05:56
Comment from: Ifeanyi Jones [Visitor] Email
Ifeanyi JonesIt is a shameful thing dat 2 brothers engaged ina war of killing themselves,destroying GOD's sacred house.The land will and u will leave d world.Why can't u love ur selves.GOD gave it 2 us free 2 enjoy.Just as GOD made it possible 4 us 2 enjoy d mineral resources given 2 us nigerians were being hijacked by cabals leaving d lower cadres in a state gnashing there teeth.GOD plse save us 4rm d wicked.AMEN...
01/20/12 @ 15:27
Comment from: ifeanyichukwu sunday [Visitor] Email
ifeanyichukwu sundaythere is no nation witout crash,y do we lik castin d blame on our leadas as if they ar d cause of evry tin. Wat is ur duty or obligation as a citizen of dis country.let b fatual 2 ourselves.
06/20/12 @ 06:45

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