Saturday, July 15, 2017

Tension In Warri As Ijaw Youths Clash With Aladja Youths.

There is palpable tension in Delta State as armed Ijaw youths from Fenegbene community opposite Main Market in Warri South Local Government Area at about 10:20am on Saturday,

July 15 avenged the abduction and killing of two Gbaramatu indigene as they allegedly abducted an indigene of Aladja Community, Tuwere Metabor.

It was gathered that the armed Ijaw youths abducted the Aladja indigenes while on a fishing spree along the Warri river.

The development heightened tension in the area as people are relocating from the area for fear of being hit by stray bullets should a possible crisis between the Urhobo and Ijaw ethnic nationalities starts.

Speaking on behalf of Aladja community, Comrade Ighotegwolor Bezi condemned the abduction of Metobor and called for his immediate and unconditional release by his abductors.

Bezi stated that failure to which,” Ijaws in Urhobo land must quit Urhobo land.”

Contacted, the Delta State Acting

Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka said,” I’m not aware. I will ask the DPO Aladja and get back to you later in the day.”

It would be recalled that two Egbema indigenes were on Thursday, July 13 allegedly abducted and killed by armed Aladja Youths.

The Egbema indigenes are resident in Gbaramatu kingdom.

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