Defence & Security

One dead, many injured in fresh Community leadership crisis in Delta

By Gabriel Elozino

Fresh leadership crisis has left one dead and many injured in Ofuoma community, in Ughelli North Local Government area of Delta State.

Already men of the Nigerian Police force, Ofouma Division and other security agents have been drafted to restore normalcy to the community.

The deceased, identified as Mr Felix Edenugheis the community’s youth leader, was said to be captured and killed by a faction of the other leaders in the community on Saturday.

The cause of the crisis could not be ascertained as at press time, however, The Trumpet gathered that the deceased was murdered under the watch of his wife.

A community source who craves anonymity revealed that the crisis which has crippled commercial activities in the area is a tussle between two prominent indigenes that are poised to control the central executive of the community.

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He said the issue is before a customary court with suit No. UNACC/139/2021, adding that he didn’t understand what later transpired that led to the killing and destruction of properties.

The source further accused the security agents of not being proactive to quell the situation that later escalated to the killing and destruction of properties.

“The DPO of Ofuoma Police Division had visited the scene and was advised to arrest the key actors, but he handled it with kid gloves”, he stated.

When contacted, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the report and said investigation is ongoing.

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