Communal Clashes Claim 9 Lives In Delta State 

Hyacinth Chinweuba

Some Delta State communities have engaged in communal rift which has claimed no fewer than nine indigenes of Oleh community, headquarters of Isoko South Local Government Area of the State.

The rift followed a land dispute between the town and a neighbouring town — Ozoro.

Report has it that crisis had been brewing between the two communities following a lingering boundary dispute that had defied all efforts to be resolved.

Further information revealed that the indigenes of Oleh community, who went for farming on Friday morning were ambushed by some indigenes of Ozoro community where they were allegedly murdered.

As at the time of filing in this report, tension had enveloped the two communities as youths in Oleh were seen regrouping for a reprisal attack.

Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the crisis when contacted, but stated that she was yet to get the accurate figure of those killed.

She added that security had been drafted to the town to forestall any further breakdown of law and order.

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