www.odogwublog.com reports that the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Chris Ezike and his men, are trying to unravel how a 22 year old male, Chijioke Anamelechi disappeared without a trace during a communal clash between two communities in the State last week. 

The communities are Mbano Agwa in Oguta, and Ogbuioma Ogbaku in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo state, and they clashed last week.

Police Spokesman for the State, Andrew Enwerem disclosed that the Police boss has begun consultations between politicians, traditional institution, and other stakeholders on the need to maintain peace, while intense search goes on. 

Enwerem in a release said Ezike has directed that apart from ordering for an investigation to unravel the root cause of the crisis, he has also ordered that a case of missing person/suspected murder should be established since the missing person is yet to be found.

"The CP ordered immediately that the case be transferred to the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper and discrete investigation while anybody found culpable in the missing /murder of the victim would face the law" Enwerem said.

On the boundary dispute, Ezike said " there is need for communities to live in peace and ensure peaceful coexistence in their various areas. There cannot be peace without justice and nobody is allowed to seek self help in redressing issues. 

Where there is problem, such problem should be reported to the police for appropriate action".
Meanwhile, the Imo Police boss has charged the community leaders to defend justice and truth at all times.

While urging the community leaders to embrace peace,Ezike warned that the elders would be held accountable if anything goes wrong in the communities again. 

Sources said that the boundary dispute litigation which has gone to the supreme court has lingered since 1971.