Ijaw declares dispute, wants Edo state’s intervention


Some members of Ijaw community in Gelegele, Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo state have declared dispute with the state government.


They have disowned the purported Ijaw leaders that met with Governor Godwin Obaseki over the crisis between Ijaw in Edo and Benin people.

The spokesman of the community, Chief Macaulay Ayiwe, said in a statement that the elders’ meeting with the governor was on their individual capacity and not on behalf of the entire Ijaw community.

While noting that they remain committed to the peaceful co-existence with the government and people of the state, they stressed that they were not averse to peaceful resolution of the problem at hand.

According to the statement, the government should take steps to resolve the fundamental issues that have lingered for some time regarding the Benin traditional council, office of the governor and the Ijaw…

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