Monday 23rd October, 2017
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Okowa condemns renewed violence in Isoko communities

Okowa condemns renewed violence in Isoko communities

Gov Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Tues­day expressed sad­ness over renewed hos­tilities between Igbide and Okpolo-Enwhe communi­ties in Isoko South Local Government Area of the state.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Charles Aniagwu, Okowa condemned the killings and wanton destruction of properties worth millions of naira during the hostili­ties and warned that gov­ernment would deal deci­sively with perpetrators of the violence.

Recall that six people were killed, scores wound­ed and several houses set ablaze during a mayhem over the weekend in a re­newed clash between the two communities.

Also, hundreds of peo­ple fled the communities during the mayhem.

The attack came 11 months after the leader­ship of the feuding com­munities had signed an undertaking to end their 15-month crisis over land and maintain law and or­der in their domains.