Anambra State Police Command has waded into an attack by rival groups in Nkerehi in Orumba South local government area with a view to making peace between the two groups.
Two houses were destroyed and four cars vandalized during the midnight attack.
It was not clear what caused the attack, but an indigene of the community, Hon Marcel Ike told Saturday Vanguard that the victims were taken by surprise, alleging that those who caused the trouble were supporters of a governorship aspirant from the community, whose brother he was also positioning to be the traditional ruler of the town.
According to Ike, the Anambra commissioner of police had been notified of the incident, adding that policemen were already on ground at Nkerehi to restore peace.
Ike said: “Some youths working for a faction in the chieftaincy tussle in the town set two houses ablaze and vandalized four vehicles. We don’t know their motive.
“The attack started at 12am at the home of a man who buried his father the previous day.
“They destroyed two houses and vandalized four cars, while four persons are receiving treatment in the hospital.”
One of the victims, a lawyer, said: “Some of the youths came to my house around 12.00am and I had to jump down from a storey building.