Delta Police Avert Crisis Between Urhobo, Ijaw Youths in Warri
LAGOS OCTOBER 6TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Just few weeks after peace was brokered between warring Urhobo and Ijaw youths in Warri, Delta State, another bloody ethnic crisis was averted in Warri between youths of Otovwodo(Agbassa) Community in Warri South Local Government Area and youths of Ogbe-Ijoh Community in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State.
Urhobotoday learnt that the youths were engaged in a face off over an alleged molestation of Urhobo female traders by youths of Ogbe Ijoh Community in the popular Fish Market close to the uncompleted gigantic market as there were sounds of sporadic gun shots which caused panic among residents and traders of the nearby Main Market since on Monday October 3rd when the crisis started.
In a telephone chat with our correspondent the Warri Police Area Commander ACP Muazu Mohammed confirmed that there is a faceoff between youths of the said communities in the market, adding that the situation has been put under control.
He advised law abiding residents to go about their business without fear or molestation.
The Warri Area Command Police boss who disclosed that he invited leaders of the warring communities, Chairman of Warri South Local Government Council Hon Matthew Mofe Edema and leaders of the estranged market women for a meeting aimed at brokering peace on the matter, called on the Delta State Government to urgently find a lasting solution to the lingering crisis between the female fish sellers and the people of Ogbe Ijoh Community
It would be recalled that the market has recorded series of questionable fire outbreaks more than any market in the state.