Young Man Allededly Shot Dead By Soldiers In Delta State (Graphic Photo)
An unarmed man was allegedly killed by army officials following a communal clash in Delta state. It was gathered that other victims were also shot dead by soldiers during the clash between Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja communities.
The victims were allegedly killed by the soldiers sent there to stop the communal clash, according to reports.
The boundary dispute between Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja communities flared up again recently as the Ijaw community of Ogbe-Ijoh alleged that they were attacked by Aladja.
Chairman of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Ogbe-Ijoh clan, Smart Okosu, alleged that the Aladja militia launched an attack on Ogbe-Ijoh, and took away the Egbesu flags from the Ijaw controlled areas at about 11:00a.m.
He said: “We are calling on the attention of the governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, and the various security agencies in the state to caution the Aladja community to desist from their plans of launching an attack on the peace-loving people of Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom.
However, a leader of Aladja community, advised that the Ijaw claim should be disregarded, saying Aldaja is a peaceful community and that Ogbe-Ijoh were always the aggressors.