Boundary dispute claims nine lives in Delta

At least nine people have been killed in Delta State following a resumption of hostilities between two neighbouring communities involved in a boundary dispute. The incident happened at a boundary between Oleh and Ozoro communities. The two communities which are in Isoko South and North local government areas of the state are presently embroiled in renewed hostilities. The two communities have been having an intractable dispute with intermittent clashes. The incident caused pandemonium in the two communities with the victims of the clash from both sides. Oleh, which is the…

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Delta communities vow to disrupt AKK project over alleged marginalisation

The people of Gbaramatu Kingdom and the members of the Movement for the Development of Itsekiri Oil/Gas Producing Communities (MDIOGPC), both from Warri South West Council Area of Delta, on Sunday vowed to disrupt the 614km-long Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) project if their earlier demands are not met. The communities had earlier demanded, among others, that the Federal Government should “immediately halt the current process of bid for the 57 marginal oil fields” and “direct the relevant MDAs and OICs to embark on large scale shore protection and sand filling projects in…

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