The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide and the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) Youth Wing (Ighele) have called for peace between Aladja Community in Udu Local Government Area and the Ogbe-Ijoh Community in Warri South West Local Government Area, all of Delta State.
Aladja, an Urhobo Community and Ogbe-Ijoh, an Ijaw Community have been engulfed in communal crisis over land which has claimed several lives with properties worth millions of naira destroyed. The socio-economic activities in the two communities have also been paralyzed.
The IYC and the UPU (Youth Wing) in a joint press statement signed by their Presidents; Messrs Eric Omare and Nicholas Omoko called on the two warring communities to adopt dialogue as a means of resolving the dispute instead of resort to gun battle. There is no amount of gun battle that would lead to a winner and a loser in the circumstances, instead all the two communities would be losers. Continue reading