By Cletus Opukeme, Warri
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Ogbe-Ijoh Clan has called on Governor Okowa to resolve the age longed boundary dispute between Ogbe-ijoh Community in Warri South West and Aladja Community in Udu Local Government Area in order for both communities to enjoy lasting peace.
IYC chairman Ogbe-Ijoh Clan Comr.Amb. (Engr) Okosu Smart disclosed in a press statement made available to Daily Watch in Warri, said ‘’ It is one of the constitutional responsibilities of the Governor of Delta State, His Excellency Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa to establish peace between warring communities in Delta State’’
He noted ‘’It is on this regard, IYC Ogbe-ijoh Warri Kingdom is appealing to Governor Okowa to resolve the issue new that there is relative peace between the two communities. We do not want a situation where government would only intervene when there is clash between the two communities with the consequent casualties. The youths are always the victims once there is an attack between the two communities.’’
It would be recalled that the conflict between the two communities had claimed many lives and caused damages to valuable properties worth millions of Naira and we do not want a repeat of such ugly incidents in our communities.
‘‘The good people of Ogbe-ijoh Warri kingdom are for peace and we are ready to continue our good time relationship with our urhobo neighbours (Aladja), hence the Governor should act swiftly to create the everlasting peace in our regions.’’ The statement averred.