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Four Injured As Aladja, Ogba-Ijoh Crisis Breaks Out Again

Posted: Jun 3, 2016 at 6:07 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

John, Dugbe


There was a shoot-out between Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja youths on Thursday evening, following an attack on Aladja community by Ogbe-Ijoh community youths over a pot of charm allegedly prepared by Ogbe-Ijoh people on the disputed land which was believed to have been destroyed by Aladja youths.

The attack on Aladja community by Ogbe-Ijoh community left four of the indigenes seriously injured and are receiving treatment in various hospitals within Udu and its environs.

A source who preferred anonymity told Independent Newspaper that some members of the Ogbe-Ijoh community allegedly bought a prepared charm in a pot and dug it on the disputed land possibly to harm the people of Aladja community.

The source said: “When the people of Aladja community discovered the charm on the disputed land, they went and destroy it. Even when they were destroying it, there was exchange of bullets by both communities.”

It could be recalled that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa recently inaugurated an eight-member panel of inquiry to find a lasting solution to the lingering communal feud between Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja communities in Warri South-West and Udu local government areas, respectively.

The committee which had Professor Abednego Ekoko as chairman recently called on the general public, especially indigenes of both communities to submit memoranda to enable it work effectively.

When contacted, Chairman of Udu Local Government Area, Chief Solomon Kpomah, confirms the incident but advised both communities to allow the panel set up by the state government do its work and put a lasting solution to the long communal feud between both communities.

As at the time of filling this report, both communities were reportedly still shooting at each other sporadically in the bush that separates both communities, while soldiers were seen along the tarred road doing nothing to salvage the situation.