AT least , three persons were reportedly killed many houses burnt in a communal clash between two communities in Abia and Cross Rivers states .
The two communities are Iheosu Isu in Arochukwu LGA of Abia State and Utuma in Odukpani in Cross River State .
It was gathered that the clash was caused by a boundary dispute .
An indigne of Iheosu Isu , Mr . Francis Okorie , told Southern City News that the clash started on Thursday when Iheosu Isu people were attacked by the people of Utuma , killing and burning houses .
He said , “ There is a bloody conflict going on now between the people of Obimba community, Iheosu Isu in Arochukwu LGA , Abia State and people of Utuma in Cross River State .
“ The clash started on Thursday , 21 st of April, 2018 . Many people have been reportedly killed while properties worth millions of naira have been destroyed . ”
When contacted, the Commissioner of Police in Abia State , Mr . Anthony Ogbizi , confirmed the clash, but said it was only one Iheosu Isu indigene that had been reported missing .
“ The crisis started when the indigenes of Iheosu Isu community abducted five Utuma people, while Utuma abducted one Iheose Isu person . When we got the information , we intervene and secured the release of the abductees . ”
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