Enugu Community Seeks Autonomy After Gov’t Reinstated Suspended Traditional Ruler

Natives of Edeaniagu Clan, Ishi-Ozalla of Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, Thursday, said they had rejected the reinstatement of the suspended traditional ruler of Ishi-Ozalla Community, Igwe Sylvanus Okeke.

Prior to the reinstatement, the clan had demanded their own autonomous community, which they said, would protect their interest.

The President General of the clan, Chief Uchenna Nweke, said the suspension of Igwe Okeke followed his alleged ostracization of the seven villages of Edeaniagu, adding that he further excluded natives of Edeaniagu from the community’s town union executive and Igweship positions.

Nweke therefore called on the Enugu State government to create Edeaniagu autonomous community as a lasting solution to the raging problem. Our correspondent gathered that the clan has long sought to be autonomous.