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One of the injured persons in the kingship tussle.

Ovedhe Hezekiah

At least 15 people have been injured in an ongoing kingship tussle in Uzere kingdom, Isoko South local government of Delta state.

Two factions have been contesting the right to the Uzere kingdom.

Renewed hostilities broke out on Sunday 23rd February between supporters of the factions, the aftermath of it was injuries to 15 persons; The Dune gathered.

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It was learnt that Sunday’s clash started when one of the factions tried to dethrone one of the kings, a situation that resulted in sporadic shooting by youths loyal to the two kings.

Our Correspondent gathered that six of the casualties of the fracas sustained life-threatening gunshot injuries during the clash, and about eight persons were matcheted.

The Delta state government is said to have summoned an emergency meeting between leaders of the two factions in the community to resolve the crisis.

A source confirmed to our correspondent on Monday that the peace meeting will hold at the Isoko South Council Secretariat in Oleh on Tuesday.

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The President General of Isoko apex social cultural umbrella body, Isoko Development Union (IDU), High Chief Iduh Amadhe confirmed Sunday’s attack when contacted.

Also confirming the incident, Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said scores of persons were injured in the crisis.

Onovwakpoyeya, however said the state police command had restored calm to the troubled community.