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Ogbe-Ijoh/Aladja crisis: Johnny asks Delta govt to acquire disputed land

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An Ijaw leader and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State, Chief Michael Johnny, has proffered what could be a lasting solution to the lingering land boundary dispute between Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja communities in Warri South West local government and Udu local government areas.

Johnny, through his media office, yesterday, said it is becoming worrisome that over the years the government of Delta State has not been able to resolve the boundary dispute which had claimed many innocent lives and properties destroyed.

He said ‘ I am calling on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, being the chief security officer of the state to use part of the state’s security vote fund to acquire the “disputed land” from both communities, because all panel of enquiries set up by Okowa and previous administration on this matter produced no result”.

“I know Okowa inherited the Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja land dispute, let it also be on record that it was Governor Okowa who permanently resolved the land dispute crisis, after which a state or federal government project could be executed on the land to serve as a boundary between the communities.

His words: “For peace to reign, the people of Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja should coorperate and allow the state government to acquire the disputed land, to stop the frequent wasting of precious lives”.

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