Ijaw/Itsekiri crisis: Urhobo call for ceasefire

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By FESTUS AHON

UGHELLI—A political group, Urhobo Democratic Assembly, UDA, has condemned what it described as the senseless killings in the renewed hostilities between the Ijaws and Itsekiris in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State, enjoining parties to cease fire in the interest of peace.

He advised the people to sheathe their swords, saying “even with the killings, at the end of the day, the people will still come to a round-table for dialogue.”

He called on the state government not to relent in its efforts to restore peace to the area.

The group also lamented the deaths of Senator Pius Ewherido, representing Delta Central Senatorial District and Senator William Eradajaye.

National President of UDA, Chief Arthur Akpowowo, spoke at a meeting of the group in Eku, Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state.

He said: “It is sad to hear of Ewherido’s death, realising that we (Urhobo nation) have lost a lot of our political front runners such Chief Patrick Bolokor, Chief Efe Akpobi, Chief Elizabeth Ogbon-Day, Chief Fred Brume, amongst others.

“It is heartbreaking, but the most painful is that of Senator Ewherido, who only celebrated his 50th birthday a few months ago.”

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