Schools shut, house razed over community youth election in Delta


By Akpokona Omafuaire

Ughelli—EIGHT persons escaped death as students and pupils of Oteri Secondary and Ative Primary Schools were denied entrance to their classrooms, over the burning down of a building housing an electoral committee member for the Oteri-Ughelli community youth election in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

It was learned that the tenure of the youth executive in the community had elapsed and an electoral committee was set up to conduct elections for new members.

According to community sources, “Eight persons escaped from being burnt to death as hoodlums set a two-bedroom apartment belonging to one Mr. Agani ablaze over Oteri community youth election.”

The unidentified hoodlums gained entrance into Agani’s house at night through one of the windows to carry out the arson while his eight daughters were asleep.

It took the effort of their mother and first responders to break into the house to rescue them from the…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper