Delta Communities Land Dispute Leaves Four People Dead

Warri – No fewer than four persons have been reportedly killed during a gun duel between Okwagbe and Owahwa communities in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State over an age-long land dispute. Although as at at Thursday, details were still sketchy; it was however gathered that the two neighbouring communities engaged themselves in …

Delta Communities Land Dispute Leaves Four People Dead

Warri – No fewer than four persons have been reportedly killed during a gun duel between Okwagbe and Owahwa communities in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State over an age-long land dispute.

Although as at at Thursday, details were still sketchy; it was however gathered that the two neighbouring communities engaged themselves in a heavy gun batte which left several casualties in its wake.

Nigerian Observer gathered that while three persons were feared dead on the side of Okwagbe, one death was recorded in Owahwa.

A local source said, that: “Yes, three were killed at Okwagbe, one killed at Okwakwa community over an age-long land dispute. The dispute resurfaced. Police deployed to the area.”

Okwagbe is a village in the Ughelli South Local Government Area located along the Forçados River and shares boundaries with the Oginibo, Okuemor, Otegbo, Owahwa, Egbo-Ide, and Okreka (Ofonibaya) communities, among others.

When contacted, olice Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident but did not give details of the number of casualties.