By Kelechukwu Iruoma
IBUSA—Indigenes of Ezukwu quarters of Anyalobum Ibusa in Oshimili North Local government area of Delta State have cried out to the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of zone 5 Benin City, to intervene on their behalf over alleged intimidation and invasion of the Ajaogwuja farmland which they said belonging to the Ezukwu quarters, Ibusa.
They also alleged forceful seizure of their farming implements by some youths from the neighboring quarter also in Ibusa.
In a statement issued by the Senior Diokpa (eldest man) of the Anyalobum community and retired President of Area Customary Court, Sir Fidelis Nwanze, stated that in spite of several invitation made to the aforementioned youths to deliberate and come out with peaceful resolution, the youths led by one elder of the community have refused to ascend to the invitation rather went ahead to destroy the Ajaogwuaja family farm thereby denying the rightful owners entry into the said farm land.
Sir, Nwanze and a former Councillor representing the area, and Hon. Austin Nnabuife in their different reactions over the incident, expressed displeasure that few youths of the area could disrespect the elders of the community and warned that the patience of their people are running out.