Scores Missing As Ijaw, Urhobo Communities Clash In Delta


SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, (THEWILL) – No fewer than three persons were fatally wounded on Thursday, with scores still missing following an early morning clash between the Urhobo people of Aladja and Ijaw of Ogbe-Ijoh communities in Udu and Warri Southwest local government areas of Delta state, The Nation reports.

It is reported that the two communities have been involved in incessant clashes for decades as they are locked in a boundary dispute that predates the Ijaw /Itsekiri war that lasted from 1997 to 2004.

An indigene of Ogbe-Ijoh, Mr Richard Koremene, who informed the newspaper that three of his kinsmen had been butchered, said: “Some Ogbe-Ijoh persons have been injured and tension is very high now and there is concern that the hostility might escalate.”