One Feared Dead In Renewed Delta Communities Boundary Clashes

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    By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri.

    A man simply identified as William has been reportedly killed as Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh Communities in Udu and Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State resumed an aged long crisis.

    What led to the latest crisis is still sketchy as at the time of filing this report.

    AUTHENTIC News Daily  gathered that the victim, a tailor was said to have been allegedly shot dead in his house by suspected armed youths from Aladja Community Tuesday afternoon.

    The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) chairman in Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom, Comrade (Engr.) Smart Okosun who confirmed the report to our correspondent in a telephone chat, said,  “Williams was shot dead in his house by Aladja youths this afternoon in Ogbe-Ijoh.”

    The President of Aladja Community Council, Elder Otto Ogbiruveta in a telephone chat with our correspondent said, “For now, I cannot tell you anything because I am not in town. I am out of town. When I come, I will have to investigate first before I can say anything.”

    The incident has caused serious tension within the two neighbouring communities who just finished celebrating together recently.

    When contacted, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke confirmed the report in a telephone chat with our correspondent in Warri.

    CP Adeleke said, “My men are there now. I learnt one man was shot dead in his house.

    “That’s what caused the crisis but we don’t have the particulars of the man who was shot dead. But we have to be careful so that we don’t escalate the crisis.”

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