Four persons have been reportedly killed in a land dispute fight between Okwagbe and Owahwa communities in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.
Although details of what led to the communal clash were sketchy, local sources attributed it to the long-standing agitations of ownership of a boundary land between the two communities.
According to reports members of the two communities engaged themselves in a heavy gun duel on Thursday, October 28, leaving four dead and several others injured.
A local source who confirmed the incident to Nigerian Tribune, said three persons were feared dead on the side of Okwagbe while one death was recorded in Owahwa.
“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.
One of those killed in Okwagbe has been identified as Miller Faith after a facebook user shared the details of incident on Facebook.
“Oh my God what is happening in okwagbe na God Dave our people.Faith Miller Faith May ur soul Rest In Peace . Please tell your relatives not to pass Owhawha roadoooo”, the user identified as Marvelous Peter Mavis wrote.
Reports claim that although the spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident, he did not give full details of the number of casualties involved in the clash.
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.