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Communal Clash: Aladja, Ogbe-Ijoh Communities Sign Peace Accord

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Communal Clash: Aladja, Ogbe-Ijoh Communities Sign Peace Accord

By Daniel Dafe

Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh communities have signed a peace accord and promised to shun acts that will lead to a breakdown of peace and order.

This took place on Saturday, when the Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA PSC+ had a conflict resolution meeting with the leaders of Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh communities.

The meeting was held at the Government house annex in Warri and was anchored by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, Hon (Chief) Edwin C. O Uzor.

Also in attendance was the Chairman, Warri South West LGA, Hon Taiye Duke Tuoyo and the Vice Chairman, UDU LGA, Barr. Eloho Awinoron.

During the meeting, both communities expressed their displeasure over the ongoing land demacation crisis that has led to the death of one Frank Amakiri aged 36yrs old and one other.

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Though none of the communities took responsibility for the incident, they both admitted that peace is critical for both communities to progress, saying they do not want to leave the crisis for their children to inherit.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Peace Building and Conflict Resolution noted that the State Government will compensate those who have lost some part of their properties as a result of the ongoing boundary demacation before commencement of the next phase of the demarcation.

The Commissioner of Police noted that any further escalation of the crisis between both communities will not be treated with levity and whoever is found wanting will be duly prosecuted.

The CP assured them that in the end of the ongoing investigation, those behind the incident will have their day in court.

Both communities came to a truce and signed a peace Accord.

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