BY FESTUS AHON
UGHELLI – THREE youths were, weekend, killed in Ododegho, Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State, in a violent intra-community clash, resulting from leadership tussle.
The youths, Vanguard gathered, were killed during a meeting summoned by a faction of the youth leadership to carry out environmental sanitation exercise in the community. The opposing faction, it was learnt, had warned on the eve of the clean up exercise that people of the community should not turn out for the exercise to avoid a bloodbath.
According to a dependable source, those who came out for the exercise last Saturday morning had to scamper for safety, as three persons were killed, several others wounded and property worth millions of naira destroyed in the conflict that ensued that morning.
The source, who pleaded anonymity, said the community has been in leadership crisis in the last three months, pointing out that all executive bodies in the community save for that of the elders were dissolved in the wake of the crisis.