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JUST IN: Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh Communal Crisis Resolved

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Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh Communal Crisis Resolved

Following the intervention of Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali and Special Adviser to the Delta State Governor on Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, Hon (Chief) Edwin C. O Uzor, a communal crisis between Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh communities over boundary demarcation has been resolved.

 

Focus Naija can report that both communities came to a truce and signed a peace accord at a conflict resolution meeting that was held on Friday, 17th September, 2022 at the Government House Annex in Warri.

 

According to a statement by the Command’s spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, although none of the communities claimed responsibility for the loss of lives, the communal crisis had claimed the lives of one Frank Amakiri aged 36 and another unnamed person.

 

He said the meeting was witnessed by the Local Government Chairman of Warri South West, Hon Taiye Duke Tuoyo and the Vice Council Chairman of Udu LGA, Barr. Eloho Awinoron.

The statement reads in full;

18/9/2023

PRESS RELEASE

ALADJA AND OGBE-IJOH DEMARCATION COMMUNUAL CRISIS.

BOTH COMMUNTIES SIGNS PEACE ACCORD AND PROMISED TO MAINTAIN PEACE

On 17/9/2022, the Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA PSC+ had a conflict resolution meeting with the leaders of Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh communities. The meeting was held at the Government house annex in Warri and was anchored by the Special Adviser  to the Governor on peace building and conflict resolution, Hon (Chief) Edwin C. O Uzor. Also in attendance was local government chairman Warri South West LGA, Hon Taiye Duke Tuoyo and the vice Council Chairman UDU LGA Barr. Eloho Awinoron. During the meeting, both communities expressed their displeasure over  the ongoing land demacation  crisis that has led to the death of one Frank Amakiri aged 36yrs old and one other. Though none of the communities took responsibility for the incident, they both admitted that peace is critical for both communities to progress and they don’t want to leave the crisis for their children to inherit. The special adviser to the Governor on peace building and conflict resolution noted that the State Government will compensate those who have lost some part of their properties as a result of the ongoing boundary demacation before commencement of the next phase of the demacation. The Commissioner of Police noted that any further escalation of the crisis between both communities will not be treated with levity and whoever is found wanting will be duly prosecuted. The CP assured them that in the end of the ongoing investigation, those behind the incident will have their day in court. Both communities came to a truce and signed a peace Accord.

E-SIGNED

DSP EDAFE BRIGHT

POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

DELTA STATE POLICE COMMAND

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