Call Aladja community to order, Ogbe-Ijoh urges Okowa
Ogbe-Ijoh Warri kingdom has urged Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and security agencies to call Aladja community, their neighbour to order over an alleged unprovoked attacks.
The attacks on Ogbe-Ijoh Community allegedly by Aladja community, took place last Sunday and in the early hours of Monday.
An Ogbe-Ijoh leader and title holder, Chief Monday Keme, in a statement made available to journalists in Warri on Monday, expressed worries that in spite of efforts made to keep the peace in the area, Aladja people still embark on unprovoked attacks on Ogbe-Ijoh.
He called on the Okowa government to commence, without delay, the implementation of the White Paper of the Panel of Inquiry set up to look into the boundary dispute rocking the two neighbouring communities.
“We are worried that Aladja Community despite concerted efforts by well-meaning individuals in ensuring sustained peace in the last 19 months between the two communities has continued to undermine such efforts with their continuous attacks on the peace loving people of Ogbe-Ijoh.
“We, therefore, call on the Federal Government to prevail on the Delta State Government to implement the white paper on the report of the panel of inquiry on the boundary dispute between the two communities constituted by the Okowa led Delta State Government.
“We are also disturbed that since the submission of the white paper to the Governor of Delta State, he has not demonstrated true commitment as a way of implementing it which will put an end to the countless attacks.
“The failure of Delta State Government in enforcing its decision on the boundary dispute has equally put security personnel on tide concern.
“If Government decision on the boundary dispute is made public as a way of releasing the white paper, security personnel can then apprehend the trouble makers and prosecute them accordingly,” Chief Keme advised.
It will be recalled that several lives and properties have been lost to the crisis between the two warring communities bordering on boundary dispute that has defied all entreaties.