2 Edo communities at each other’s throats over land


Senate re-Introduces South West Development Commission BillBy Alemma Aliu

THERE is conspicuous apprehension between Ukhiri and Ulegun, two Bini communities in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area, Edo State, following alleged invasion of the former by over 200 armed youths, who tore down farms, shrine and economic trees with bulldozer.

Sources said the suspected hooligans attacked the palace of the Enogie (Duke) of Ukhiri community, Godwin Aigbe Esq., destroying trees planted by the World Bank.

Reports claimed the attackers killed a man in the process, raped a woman and vandalised the community’s borehole. NDV could not authenticate the purported killing and rape at press time.

The traditional head, Aigbe, who alerted the police, had to evacuate his family from the palace on the orders of the Area Commander of Police.

Enogie Aigbe, who spoke to NDV, asserted that Ulegun people marched into his community, claiming that they were executing a Supreme Court judgment that ceded Ukhiriland to it, even when a stay of execution was on.


Source: Vanguard Newspaper