One particular person was reportedly beheaded whereas vehicles and homes had been burnt by rampaging youths suspected to be of Ijaw extraction from Ogbe-Ijoh group in Warri South West Council Space of Delta State.
The event was believed to be a reprisal assault on Aladja neighborhood in Udu council. It was gathered that the beheaded sufferer’s head was taken away whereas a 14-yr-previous woman was kidnapped throughout the contemporary assaults on the group over the lingering boundary dispute between Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh communities.
Apart the late sufferer, recognized as Mr. Kingsley Tabuku, three autos and several other homes had been razed.
A supply from Aladja neighborhood mentioned the incident occurred on Saturday night after safety personnel had first repelled the same assault on the neighborhood from suspected armed youths from Isaba neighborhood.
It was learnt that about 30 others, comprising ladies and kids, additionally sustained gun wounds.
A senior police officer deployed to supply safety within the space confirmed the incident to our correspondent on situation of anonymity.
The police supply stated it was a reprisal assault by Ogbe-Ijoh youths on Aladja neighborhood following final two Saturdays beheading of an Ogbe-Ijoh group indigene by youths from Aladja.
“An Aladja indigene was beheaded in what we believed to be a reprisal assault by Ogbe-Ijoh youths to avenge final Saturday’s killing of an Ijaw youth in his farm. Two homes have been razed whereas three autos have been burnt down throughout the assault. The little woman that was kidnapped has been returned by Ijaw youths to Aladja”, our police supply said.
The Warri Space Commander of the Delta State Police Command, ACP Muhammad Shaba, confirmed the assault however declined to present particulars.
In the meantime, Udu youths underneath the umbrella of Udu Youth Council condemned the assault in an announcement issued by its spokesman, Mr. Vincent Omoko, stressing that the assault had proven their perception that Ogbe-Ijoh individuals are not looking for real peace.
It learn, “We condemn in its totality the renew assault on the Aladja folks of Udu LGA by the Ogbe-Ijoh folks of Warri South West LGA. The sinister assault launched on the Aladja individuals yesterday have confirmed the aim assault on the Aladja individuals , resulting in the beheading of 1 Mr. Kingsley Tabuku and burning down of two homes and two vehicles.
“The assault yesterday (Saturday) on Aladja is a affirmation of the truth that the Ogbe-Ijoh persons are not out for real peace. It’s callous and must be condemned by all properly-which means Deltans. This act is barbaric, it signifies that the drum beaters of battle are able to wipe Aladja out.”
The spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed that one particular person was killed and his head taken away by the attackers whereas the kidnapped 14-12 months-previous woman had been rescued.
Aniamaka acknowledged that the teenage woman was rescued by safety operatives on the NPA Jetty in Warri, assuring that the police had restored normalcy to the disaster zone.
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