A brawl between two rival youth groups in Obosi, Idemili North, Anambra State has left no fewer than 20 people seriously injured.
The motivation for the clash which resulted in 13 burnt houses and 5 cars torched and a number of other causalities was alluded to the fact that members of Obosi Youths Movement (OYM) were angry at the rise of a new group, Obiano Youth Vanguard (OYV) in the area, stating it was impossible for both groups to exist side by side.
Among the houses torched was that of the president –general of Obosi, Chief Dan Igbokwubili.
Some of the injured persons are still recuperating in hospitals in and around Obosi.
Among the people who sustained injuries were Nonso Nwangwu, Chijioke Ejindu, Chukwuebuka Osadebe and Anene Maduka, who had machete cuts on their bodies.
According to Vangaurd, eye-witness accounts report that members of OYM disrupted the meeting celebrating the appointment of Chimezie Chukwurah as the chairman of Obiano Youth Vanguard armed with dangerous weapons like guns, axes, machetes and from then on, they began to move into people’s homes to cause mayhem which sent locals scampering for safety. The President -General said:
“They used machetes to destroy my gate, my wife’s shop, the security lights and part of my residential building.”