WARRI-There is palpable tension in Delta as Aladja and Ogbe-Ijo communities exchanged heavy gun battle for several hours today (Tuesday), leaving one person allegedly dead and several others seriously injured with bullet wounds in both communities.
The cause of the latest attacks by the armed youths is not unconnected with the protracted land dispute between the two communities.
Parents withdrew their children from school as a result of the attacks while the Egweya(women group) blocked the entrance to Aladja Community due to sporadic gun shots.
Former President of Aladja Community Council, Hon. Tabuko Kabedje who was spotted rushing one of the injured victims to the hospital, confirmed the report to Our Warri,Delta State Correspondent saying,”Matthew,I cannot see or talk to you now. Ogbe-Ijoh and Isaba are attacking us.”
Contacted,the Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer,DSP Andrew Aniamaka did not pick phone calls put across to mobile phone but the shooting is still ongoing.