Uzere people told to sheathe their swords
BY FESTUS AHON
UGHELLI—WORRIED by the recent crisis in Uzere, Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta State, during which houses were burnt in the community, the community’s Peace and Reconciliation Committee, Wednesday, appealed to the warring parties to sheathe their swords in the interest of peace and unity.
Uzere Kingdom had been engulfed in crisis, which led to the deaths of some indigenes and burning of several houses. The crisis forced the embattled Uzere monarch, HRM Isaac Udogri into self exile in December 2011.
The committee in a statement by its Secretary, Mrs. Rhoda Ukpedor, said: “We are surprised at the recent breakdown of peace and order at Uzere, even when a reconciliation committee is in place.
“The committee commiserates with all those who lost their dear ones and property and appeal to all stakeholders to sheathe their swords and embrace peace in the interest of Uzere clan, Isoko nation and Delta State.”