An inter-communal clash between the Mgbolo Okuku and Obogwu communities in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State has resulted in the loss of 5 lives.
Apart from the loss of lives, properties have either been destroyed, burnt, looted or vandalised.
The cause of the fight was said to have started when a youth of Obogwu community was killed by unidentified cultists. The youths from Ogbogwu therefore claimed that the boy was killed by youths of Mgbolo Okuku community.
They reciprocated by storming the other community and started burning, looting and vandalising properties.
It was later disclosed that security has calmed the situation in the communities.