Delta State: At least one Dead In Renewed Crisis Between Aladja And Ogbe – Ijoh Communities

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At least one has been confirmed dead in the renewed crisis between Aladja Community in Udu Local Government Area and Ogbe – Ijoh in Warri South – West Local Government Area, both in Delta State.

Daniel Gbikeke, an African traditionalist and an indigene of Aladja has been confirmed dead, while it was speculated that there were four casualties from the Ogbe – Ijoh end.

It was gathered that Daniel Gbikeke, like in the past, refused to run when the Ogbe – Ijoh fighters stormed the area where he lived in the early hours of Sunday November 21st, relying heavily on his traditional power, but was overran and he fell. He was reportedly rushed to an unnamed hospital in Udu Local Government Area by fighters from Aladja, but died Sunday afternoon.

The first community to strike in this renewed onslaught has remained a subject of conflicting statements. Sources say that the shootout started at about 12:00 am Sunday November 21 and lasted till daybreak, before security men intervened, even as unconfirmed testimony claimed some houses were burnt.

A Pastor, from Ogbe – Ijoh, was reportedly killed recently, allegedly by youths from Aladja and that had led to fresh tension in the area, before the latest gun battle.


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