Seven feared dead as crises breaks out in Isoko communities

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At least seven persons have been reportedly feared dead as youths from Oleh and Ozoro communities of Isoko South and North Local Government Areas of Delta State are currently embroiled in renewed hostilities.

It was gathered that the communal crisis was as a result of the lingering boundary dispute between both communities. Both communities are said to be in a state of chaos at the time of filing this report. The victims are said to be from both communities.

Oleh, a host to the Law Campus of the Delta State University, is the administrative headquarters of Isoko South, while Ozoro, host to Delta State Polytechnic, is the headquarters of Isoko North.

The two warring communities are the major towns in Isoko land in the state.

Armed youths from one of the communities on Friday were said to have launched attack at the market area in Ozoro which is the centre of the land in dispute. Scores of residents sustained severe injuries in the ongoing crisis.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the outbreak of the crisis, saying she cannot immediately number of killings, stating that the police were beefing up security in the area.



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