6 Persons Killed, Many Injured Over Land Dispute In Delta

6 Persons Killed, Many Injured Over Land Dispute In Delta

About six people have been killed in a clash between two communities, Igbide and Okpolo-Enwhe, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State over land dispute.

 

It was also gathered that many people were injured and houses set ablaze in a communal clash that lasted for about five hours between 10am and 3pm last Sunday.

 

It was a renewed hostility that came 11 months after the government put an end to the crisis that had been bedeviling the communities for over 40 years of legal battle.

 

Before now, the two communities fought for almost 15 months but the government intervened where their leaders signed agreement to put a permanent end to the crisis.

 

As at press time, the cause of the mayhem was not known but a senior police officer confirmed that there were sporadic shooting in the two communities on Sunday.

 

Many of the residents had flee while those injured were taken to the nearby hospitals for treatment.

 

However, the Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, Mr. Andrew Aniamaka, could not be reached for comment.

 

Reacting to the incident, Honourable Chairman of Isoko South Local Government Area (L.G.A.), Sir Ithiako Ikpokpo, tagged the attack as “callous, distasteful, and a sad reminder of the loss of our common values and sense of brotherhood.