A shot dead in Delta intermunicipal border dispute

The Delta State Police Command has confirmed that one person was shot and killed Friday morning as the protracted inter-municipal dispute over the border demarcation between the neighboring Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh communities of the Udu and Warri South-West Local Government Areas of the state exploded. dangerous twist.

The police PR officer for the state command, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the number of victims in a text message and told reporters: “One death has been confirmed, please.”

However, community sources claimed that two people were killed in the shooting incident that happened around 5 a.m. Friday.

PUNCH Metro It was my understanding that the early morning shooting plunged the entire residents of Ogbe-Ijoh into a pandemonium, as residents, upset by the renewed attack, allegedly took cover when armed intruders reportedly advanced despite the presence of security officers.

Sources claimed the attackers could be outraged by a recent statement attributed to a section of Ogbe-Ijoh youth, indicating dissatisfaction with ongoing efforts to adjust borders by the state government and authorities of the Warri South -West Local Government Council.

The aggrieved Ogbe-Ijoh youths had vowed not to cede any part of their land to the neighboring community in the name of border adjustment.

The angry youths, under the auspices of the Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom Interest & Defensive Forum, had protested during the week against the alleged destruction of homes in the area over the adjustment of the borders, just as they reportedly killed the presidents of Udu and Warri. South accused. West Local Government Areas, Jite Brown and Taiye Tuoyo, respectively, “of unlawful destruction of homes in the Ogbe-Ijoh community in the name of border adjustment”.

A statement from the group read in part: “The Grand Commander of Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom Interest & Defensive Forum (OIDF), Gen. Powode Ikoro, Action Chairman, Francis Oromoni, Commander Endurance Ogbe and National President of OIDF Okosu Smart and others led Ogbe-Ijoh youths to verify alleged border areas, but to our surprise, three of Ogbe-Ijoh buildings were demolished without permission from the owners and even the Ogbe-Ijoh people.

“We therefore appeal to Delta Governor Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Udu LGA Chairman, Jite Brown, and Warri South West LGA Chairman, Taiye D. Tuoyo, to think wisely and their bad decisions against the Ogbe – Bury Ijoh people. and rebuild the destroyed houses within seven days to avoid a confrontation.”

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