Ijaw, Urhobo Communities Sign Peace Pact over Ownership of Dsiputed Ogbe-Ijoh Market
LAGOS OCTOBER 4TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Agbassa and Ogbe-Ijoh Communities in Warri South Local Government Area, Tuesday signed a peace pact pending the determination of the Delta State Government on the ownership of the disputed Ogbe-Ijoh market.
Representatives of the Communities signed the peace pact in the presence of the Warri Area Commander of the Nigeria Police Force, ACP Muhammed Mu’Azu , the Chairman of Warri South Local Government Council, Hon. Mofe Matthew Edema who was ably represented by his Vice, Hon. Charly Eshaghara, CSP Dike Albert Uchechi, SP Nicholas Nnamchi, Acting Divisional Police Officer, “A” Division in Warri as well as Officials of the Department of State Services, DSS at an interactive session held at “A” Division, Warri.
The Warri Area Commander of the Nigeria Police Force, ACP Muhammed Mu’Azu warned that with the peace pact, nobody from the both communities should erect structure or collect revenues from traders in the market pending the decision of the Delta State Government on the matter.
ACP Mu’Azu also advised members and residents of the communities to go about their “lawful” and “peaceful” businesses without any fear of assault and molestation.
The Warri South Local Government Council Chairman, Hon. Mofe Matthew Edema who was represented by his Vice, Hon. Charly Eshaghara in a chat with newsmen stated that, “ The peace pact is a better decision for
the Warri South Council”, noting that anyone found in the market will be seriously dealt with.
This is coming after some youths from the both communities engaged themselves for several hours, as they shot sporadically causing tension in Warri this morning.
Those who signed the peace pact on behalf of Agbassa and Ogbe-Ijoh Communities include, Hon. Power Bagor, Hon. Francis Ugbejevun and Mrs. Esther Akporere, among others, while Chief Lucky Oromoni, Hon. K.B.
Perekpo and Mrs. Queen Ajaemitolu signed for Ogbe-Ijoh.