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One killed, two kidnapped in Delta communal clash

By Emma Amaize & Cletus Opukeme

WARRI— ONE person was feared dead while two were abducted, yesterday, in a clash between Ijaw community of Ezebiri and their Urhobo counterpart at Furukama in Bomadi and Ughelli South Local Government Areas of Delta State.

Vanguard gathered that the remains of the dead villager, Ayetoro,   were seen by the people of neighbouring Ogbeingbene floating on the river with machete wounds.

However, the abducted men have been rescued by the Joint Task Force, JTF, who stormed Furukama.

Chairman of Ogbeingbene, Mr. Oldtom Aseta, confirmed the recovery of the ramains of deceased to Vanguard, saying assailants from Furukama attacked six Ezebiri men.

His words: “On February 10, report came that six Ezebiri men were attacked by Furukama youths. Three escaped while three others were abducted. One of them was beaten to death, while two were released with machete cuts.

“We found the corpse of the murdered man floating near our community and called in the police from Jeremi Police station in Ughelli South LGA to move the corpse to the mortuary.”

According to him, the two abducted men were rescued by men of the Joint Task Force, JTF, at Furukama and are receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

Chairman of Ezebiri, Mr Clifford Abada, also confirmed the incident and urged government to intervene.


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