Edo Police Command Deploys Personnel To Feuding Communities As Crisis Persist

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PIC.11. POLICEMEN DEPLOYED FOR KOGI GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION IN COMBAT-READY AT THE POLICE COMMAND HEADQUARTERS IN LOKOJA ON FRIDAY (20/11/15). 7298/20/11/2015/BJO/CH/NAN

Mobile police men from the Edo State Police Command have been reportedly deployed to Owan-West Local Government Area of Edo State following three days of communal clash that has left three persons dead.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Bello Kontongs, who made this disclosure, said, “the situation in the area as at today, is a beat calmer than it was on Tuesday.”

So far, the communal clash between Uhonmora and Sabongida communities have reportedly paralysed commercial activities in the local government area.

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Reports have it that the communal clash which started Sunday is over dispute on a piece of land between the two communities.

Info Daily had reported yesterday that the communal clash led to three persons dead while several persons sustained injuries.

Meanwhile, member representing Owan Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, has called for the warring faction to embrace peace.

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Ihonvbere who stated this in a statement, said, “I am unhappy over this ugly incident that has cteayed unrest, tension and closure of business activities in Owan West.

“This is coming at a time when we should be joining hands to mobilise resources to empower our women and youths.

“It is so sad to see persons of the same family turn on one another. It is also a reflection of intolerance, unemployment and lack of investment in Owan West.

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“I sympathise with the families of the victims, including those injured in the fracas. I call traditional, religious, community and political leaders to urgently wade into the matter with a view to restoring lasting peace and harmony,” he stated.

 

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