Three More Persons Killed As Crises In Delta Community Worsens


Three persons have reportedly been confirmed dead, after they were hit by a speeding vehicle along the Owhelogbo Road in the Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State.

The driver who was said to be driving a bus belonging to Agofure Transport Line, allegedly rammed into the victims, killing them on the spot.

It was also learnt that the incidence occured when members of the communities around Isoko blocked the entrance and exit routes, while protesting against the Ozoro/Oleh killings.

The source explained, “Following the gruesome murder of about 10 youths of Oleh extraction in the Isoko area over a disputed parcel of land, the youth blocked all roads linking Isoko, which resulted in a rush by drivers and other road users.

“The Agofure bus driver ran over three persons and killed them on the spot. So, the youth got angry and burnt down the bus on the Owhelogbo Road.

“The Owhelogbo and Olomoro people are not happy; nothing is being done to address the gruesome killing of the 10 persons and now, a vehicle has killed three more, making the situation worse.

“A prominent politician in the area went to secure the release of the suspects arrested in connection with the murder of the youth without proper reconciliation. The action made the Owhelogbo youth to block the Oleh Road and all the link roads.”

The source expressed fear that the situation might snowball into a war with the Ozoro kingdom.


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