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Ughelli Market Crisis Deepens, Man’s Severed Head Dumped At Popular Junction (Graphic Photo)

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The severed head of a yet to be identified man was on Saturday morning found at the popular Oghenevweta junction in Ughelli, Delta State.

Focus Naija can report that Oghenevweta junction is a stone throw away from the Ughelli main market that’s currently under contention between two communities.

The crisis that started on Thursday reportedly claimed the lives of three persons including a market woman that was hit by stray bullets.

Three Killed As Iwhreko And Ekiugbo Communities Resume Hostilities Over Market Ownership

According to reports, the recurring crisis has been an age long tussle of who should be in control of collecting revenue from the market.

Read Also: Missing Body Of The Man Beheaded In Delta Has Been Found (Graphic)

When contacted through WhatsApp concerning the discovery of the severed head that was dumped at the junction, the acting Police Public Relations Officer of the Delta State Command, DSP Edafe Bright said “Not aware pls”.

 

Meanwhile, the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) Worldwide has called on the two communities of Ekiugbo and Iwhreko in Ughelli Kingdom to sheathe their swords for peace to reign and allow Constitutional and Traditional Authorities look into their grievances, with a view to bringing a permanent solution to the lingering crisis over the ownership and control of the Ughelli Main Market.

In a statement by Hon. Abel Oshevire, National Publicity Secretary, he noted that: “Our President-General, Worldwide, Olorogun Dr. Moses Taiga, JP, is very worried and unhappy at the renewed hostilities between the two sister communities and appeals to them for calm. The aggrieved parties should lay down their weapons and allow the relevant arms of Government, traditional leaders and other stakeholders intervene in the matter. Communities can only enjoy economic growth and prosperity in an atmosphere of peace. With economic prosperity comes development, with positive and lasting spiral effect on both communities .
“As Urhobo people, we share common ancestry and blood links. Our tradition and culture, importantly the laws of the Country, forbid the shedding of blood and destruction of properties. No piece of land or property is worthy of any form of blood shedding or destruction, especially by children of common blood and ancestry.

“The UPU emphasises that peace between the communities is crucial to finding a lasting solution to the lingering dispute, and therefore calls on the Chairman of Ughelli North LGA and the State Government to urgently intervene in this unending hostilities over the Ughelli Main Market by evolving a permanent solution.”

The statement further appeals to all-meaning sons and daughters of the two communities to step into the matter and call the war mongers to order.

“We are also appealing to both political and community leaders of Ekiugbo and Otor-Iwhreko to step into the matter immediately and call their wards to order. The matter must not be allowed to escalate beyond the present state.”

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