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Four reportedly killed as two Delta communities clash over boundary land

Four persons have been reportedly killed and several others injured during a clash between Okwagbe and Owahwa communities in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State over land dispute.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that members of the two neighbouring communities engaged themselves in a heavy gun duel on Thursday, October 28.

Local sources attributed the fresh communal clash to the long-standing agitations of ownership of a boundary land.

The two communities which shared boundary were said to have been coexisting peacefully until recently.

According to Nigerian Tribune, a local source who confirmed the incident said three persons were feared dead on the side of Okwagbe while one death was recorded in Owahwa.

One of those killed in Okwagbe has been identified as Miller Faith.

“Yes, three were killed at Okwagbe, one killed at Owahwa community over an age-long land dispute. The dispute resurfaced. Police deployed to the area.” the source said.

Okwagbe is a village in the Ughelli South Local Government Area located along the Forçados River and shares boundaries with the Oginibo, Okuemor, Otegbo, Owahwa, Egbo-Ide, and Okreka (Ofonibaya) communities, among others.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident but did not give details of the number of casualties.

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