Ebubeagu security operatives have allegedly invaded Oba in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
An eyewitness said the operatives came into the community and attempted to abduct the chairman of the Oba Youth Association.
The youth chairman, whose name was not immediately ascertained, resisted them, causing them to shoot at him severally.
The source, who begged not to be named, said: “Ebubeagu entered Oba, wanted to kill Oba Youth Chairman. The Oba youth Chairman is strong in all ramifications, and the bullet couldn’t enter.
“He called Oba people, who came and captured Ebubeagu people, beat them blue black, destroyed their motor, and took them to the Palace.”
The source said the town is afraid because Ebubeagu has an antecedent of always returning to attack communities where they are humiliated.
The source said the youths are being careful with circulating videos made of the attack on the Ebubeagu operatives because it captured the faces of the youths.
Meanwhile, a youth from the area who gave his name as Igwe Chinonso said that the operatives were men of the Anambra Vigilance Group (AVG).
Anambra State Police command’s spokesperson, Toochukwu Ikenga, has, however, set the record straight about the attack on the security men.
“It was just a misunderstanding between vigilante operatives and Oba youths, who felt that the vigilante men attacked their chairman.
“As I speak to you, the DPO of that area is there, and he is making sure that there is peace and order. We have been able to calm the situation down,” Ikenga said.