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One feared dead over boundary clash in Delta

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DELTA – A man simply identified as William has been reported dead as Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh Communities in Udu and Warri South-West Local Government Government Areas of Delta State resumed an aged long crisis.

Details as to what caused the latest crisis is still sketchy at the time of filing this report.

It was learnt that the victim who was a tailor was allegedly shot dead in his house by suspected armed youths from Aladja Community this afternoon.

The Ijaw Youth Council Chairman, IYC in Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom, Comrade(Engr.) Smart Okosun confirmed the report to Our Correspondent in a telephone chat. “William was shot dead in his house by Aladja youths this afternoon in Ogbe-Ijoh.”

The President of Aladja Community Council, Elder Otto Ogbiruveta in a telephone chat with Our Correspondent said,”For now, I cannot tell you anything because I am not in town. I am oyt of town. When I come, I will have to investigate first before I can say anything.”

The incident has caused serious tension within the neighbouring communities.

When contacted, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke confirmed the report in a telephone chat with Our Correspondent in Warri.

CP Adeleke said,”My men are there now. I learnt one man was shot dead in his house.

“That’s what caused the crisis but we don’t have the particulars of the man who was shot dead. But we have to be careful so that we don’t escalate the crisis.”

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