A group of aggrieved villagers reportedly from Umuago, Urualla, Ideato North Local Council Area of Imo State, have destroyed the fence of the proposed Imo European University, IEU.
It was learnt that the unidentified villagers took the action because the government had failed to compensate them and had compensated other communities in Ideato South Local Government Area, whose land were also acquired.
They claimed that they faced several forms of intimidation, harassment and oppression, which further fuelled their anger.
Governor Rochas Okorocha had initially proposed the land to be the permanent site of Imo State University, IMSU, but was later changed to IEU before its current Eastern Palm University, EPU.
Speaking under the condition of anonymity, a resident of the area said that “the state government acquired the 12-hectare piece of land when it planned to transfer IMSU to the place.”
Meanwhile, the aggrieved residents escaped from the scene immediately after carrying out the attack.