Land dispute: 7 killed in renewed hostilities between Delta communities

By celine • 2 weeks ago • 1249 views • 528 comments

By Akpokona Omafuaire & Ochuko Akuopha

AT least seven persons were yesterday, reportedly killed in renewed hostilities between Ozoro and Oleh, headquarters of Isoko North and South Local Government Areas, Delta State, following a protracted land dispute.

Saturday Vanguard gathered that the deceased were working in a farm around the disputed piece of land when they were attacked and killed by their assailants.

The development has caused pandemonium in the neighbouring communities as traders in a surrounding market and others were forced to flee the area and scampered for safety.

A source close to the communities said the leadership of the Isoko Development Union, IDU, the apex socio-cultural organization of the Isoko nation had on several occasions waded into the matter to forestall breakdown of law and other in the communities.

Meanwhile, the Isoko North Local Government council has imposed a dawn to dusk curfew in the Ozoro town.

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