Scores wounded in bloody Ijaw/Itsekiri clash in Delta
There is panic in Ugborodo, Escravos in Warri South West Local
Government Area of Delta following sporadic shooting which lasted
several hours from late Monday night to the early hours of Tuesday.
Although the casualty figure, if any, was unknown on Tuesday morning,
a source told newsmen than no fewer than three houses were razed in
Madangho, an Itsekiri community, an Itsekiri community.
It was also gathered that scores of persons suffered severe gunshot
and machete cuts and wounds in the fracas, which was believed to be
between Ijaw and Itsekiri gangs.
What sparked off the fighting was not immediately clear, but it was
learnt that armed Ijaw youths burnt no fewer than three houses in
There had been growing tension between the Itsekiri people of Ugborodo
and Ijaw of Gbaramatu over the $16bn gas city project and the recently
concluded general elections in the area. be
answerable for by the INEC as stipulated by the Electoral Act.