There is serious tension in Delta State as Armed Aladja, Ogbe-Ijoh youths engaged themselves in a gun battle.
According to DailyPost, the youths in Udu and Warri South-West Local Government Areas took to arm
at about 7am on Monday October 16.
Several houses and other property in Ogbe-Ijoh community have been destroyed.
Residents of the two neighbouring communities are currently relocating for safety as a result of the sporadic gun shots.
Despite the presence of security operatives in the area, the shootings between the communities is still very fierce.
The cause of the gun battle is still sketchy at the time of this report but DAILY POST gathered that the recent war is based on the lingering boundary dispute that has existed between the communities.
The Chairman of Ijaw Youth Council in Ogbe-Ijoh community, Engr. Smart Okosun in a chat with journalists 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.
Okosun stated that despite the presence of security operatives in the area, the shootings by the Armed Aladja youths is still very serious.
The Assistant Secretary of Aladja Community Council,Comrade Ighotegwolor Bezi in a chat with journalists countered the claims of Engr. Smart Okosun saying,”Ogbe-Ijoh people were responsible for the attack. ”
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.”