There is serious tension in Warri as family members of Merogun in Merogun Community, Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State engaged each other in fierce sporadic gun battle over a disputed land inherited from their late father Tuesday evening.
The shootings we gathered continued till Wednesday September 27 while several commercial shops were forced to close down.
Although nobody has been confirmed dead, many residents are said to be seriously injured.
Some residents have also fled their homes as a result of the overnight shootings.
A source who craved anonymity stated that members of the Merogun family including children and thugs allegedly engaged themselves in the battle over ownership of a disputed land from their late father.
The Warri Area Commander of the Nigeria Police Force, ACP Mohammed Shaba said,”Am not aware. Why not find out from the DPO in that area?”
The Divisional Police Officer”A” Division in Warri, CSP Kenneth Zuokumor stated that there was a “fracas” in the area yesterday afternoon in which he personally intervened, stressing that,”I am not aware of any shootings overnight in the area.”
CSP Zuokumor disclosed that he invited both parties to a meeting in his office.
Contacted, the Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer,DSP Andrew Aniamaka also stated that he was not aware of the incident.
“No Sir! I am not aware but let me find out and get back to you.”
Meanwhile residents are relocating from the troubled area while miscreant are busy looting properties.
By Emma Sunday
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