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Igbide, Okpolo-Enwhe crisis: Peace c’ttee submits report

By Ochuko Akuopha

Crisis: OLEH—THE peace committee set up by Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta State, to proffer solutions to the protracted land dispute between warring Igbide and Okpolo-Enwhe communities, has submitted its report with a charge to the communities to end their four-month-old feud.

Giving the charge yesterday, while submitting the report to the council Chairman, Sir Ithiako Ikpokpo at a meeting with the leadership of the communities, the committee’s Chairman, Mr. Vincent Omorhie, said that the committee had made “far reaching recommendations” based on evidence from salient facts made available by the feuding communities.

In his remarks, Sir Ikpokpo frowned at the “wanton destruction and maiming in both communities. Enough is enough. Not again shall government condone any form of senseless disturbance.”

Reiterating the determination of the council to collaborate with the state government and critical stakeholders to ensure effective and impartial implementation of the report, Ikpokpo said: “The escalation of the lingering crisis and its attendant negative effects are sad reminders of our collective amnesia on the futility and vanity of human and material possessions.”


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