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Again, Aladja/Ogbe-Ijoh communities sign peace accord, promise to maintain peace

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The warring neighbouring Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh communities have signed a peace accord following a clash which broke out on Friday after a moment of truce.

This was contained in a statement sent to Congress correspondent by the Delta State Police Command’s spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe on Sunday.

The peace pact was reached by the both communities during a meeting converged in Delta state government annex Warri which was witnessed by the commissioner of police CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA PSC + on Saturday.

The CP in a statement which was titled: “ALADJA AND OGBE-IJOH DEMARCATION COMMUNUAL CRISIS.
BOTH COMMUNTIES SIGN PEACE ACCORD AND PROMISED TO MAINTAIN PEACE” dated 18th September, 2022 said: “On 17/9/2022, 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 local government chairman Warri South West LGA, Hon Taiye Duke Tuoyo and the vice Council 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.

” Though none of the communities took responsibility for the incident, they both admitted that peace is critical for both communities to progress and they don’t want to leave the crisis for their children to inherit.

However, the special adviser to the Governor on peace building and conflict resolution noted that the State Government would compensate those who have lost some part of their properties as a result of the ongoing boundary demarcation before commencement of the next phase of the demarcation.

The Commissioner of Police warned that the police command would not be treated with levity any further escalation of the crisis between both communities, adding that whoever is found wanting would be duly prosecuted.

The CP assured them that in the end of the ongoing investigation, those behind the incident would have their day in court. Both communities came to a truce and signed a peace Accord.

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