By; ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
There is serious tensions in a community in Delta Stste as armed Isaba Youths chased Aladja Indigenes from their farms, AUTHENTIC News Daily can report.
It was learnt that the armed Isaba youths allegedly shot into farm steads chasing the farmers away.
The development made the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Aladja to advice framers not to go to their farms for fear of being hit by stray bullets.
The attack is coming after the Isaba people failed to attend a peace meeting organized for Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh Communities by the Area Commander in Burutu Local Government Area, ACP Marvellous.
It was learnt that the Aladja Community are not taking the matter lightly.
The Assistant Secretary of Aladja Community Council, Comrade Ighotegwolor Bezi said the latest by the Isaba people is very “annoying.”
Bezi said the Aladja people are running out of stressing that a clash may just arise any day soon.
He warned that the Aladja People will not sit down and fold its hands if any of its indigenes or residents of the Community is attacked by the Isaba or Ogbe-Ijoh people.
“Armed Isaba people this morning chased our indigenes from their farms. They shot sporadically but thank God no one was injured. We are calling on Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa and Security Agencies to call Isaba and Ogbe-Ijoh people to order.
“Let me sound it as a warning here that if any our indigene or person staying in our land is attacked again by the Isaba and Ogbe-Ijoh people, let it be clear that we will not sit down and fold our hands. Enough of the attacks.”
Bezi also called on the Delta State Government and the relevant Security Agencies to call the Isaba people to order.
The Councillor representing Isaba Ward in Warri South-West Local Government Council, Mr. Moses Ogudu denied the allegations.
In a text message to AUTHENTIC News Daily, Ogudu said, “No. There is nothing like that. It’s a big and fabricated lies.”
Ogudu said the public should disregard the allegations which he said is a figment of the imaginations of the people of enemies of Isaba and Aladja Communities.
He stressed that the Isaba people are peaceful and would love to live in peace with their Aladja neighbours.
While noting that 50% of Isaba indigenes are from Aladja, Ogudu said, “We don’t want to fight anything called Urhobo.
“Those doing these things are not from Aladja. They’re strangers.The real Aladja people are peaceful people. They don’t like fight.”
Ogudu urged the Aladja and Isaba people to join hands in the development of the disputed land and continue to live in peace.