One person has died as a result of the ongoing land tussle between Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh communities in the Udu and Warri South-West Local Government Areas of Delta state.
www.bigpenngr.com reports that the victim was killed by gunmen from one of the warring communities, according to local sources.
It was gathered that fatal shooting had occurred in the early hours of Friday spreading throughout the communities.
DSP Bright Edafe, the police public relations officer, on Friday morning confirmed that one person had died in the shootout, despite local sources reporting two fatalities.
According to sources, the renewed crisis erupted after one of the warring communities’ seven-day ultimatums regarding the Delta state government’s initiative to demarcate boundaries between communities’ borders had expired.
It was gathered that gunmen suspected to be from the two communities confronted each other at the expiration of the ultimatum issued by Ogbe-Ijoh community’s forum over a demolished building in the course of demarcation.