There is serious tension and pandemonium in Delta State as Armed Aladja, Ogbe-Ijoh youths engaged themselves in a gun battle.
Angry youths of Aladja, Ogbe-Ijoh communities who were all armed, engaged themselves in a gun battle which created serious tension in Delta State on Monday.
According to DailyPost, the youths in Udu and Warri South-West Local Government Areas took to arm at about 7:00am on Monday October 16, as several houses and other property in Ogbe-Ijoh community were reportedly destroyed.
It was gathered that residents of the two neighbouring communities are currently relocating for safety as a result of the sporadic gun shots, and despite the presence of security operatives in the area, the shootings between the communities is still very fierce.
As at the time of filing this report, the cause of the gun battle is still sketchy, but it was gathered that the recent war is based on the lingering boundary dispute that has existed between the communities.
While speaking with a correspondent, the Chairman of Ijaw Youth Council in Ogbe-Ijoh community, Engr. Smart Okosun, claimed that Aladja Youths have been attacking their community for the past three days, stressing that,”This mornings shooting was very fierce. Stray bullets have destroyed our roofs and some houses.”
Okosun warned that the shootings from the armed Aladja youths will trigger the anger of the Ogbe-Ijoh if drastic measures by the relevant government agencies are not taken, adding that despite the presence of security operatives in the area, the shootings by the Armed Aladja youths is still very serious.
When contacted, the Delta Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka in a text message to Our Warri, Delta State Correspondent said, ”I’m in a meeting with the CP & Mgt team Please.”