Soldiers alleged storm Niger Delta community in search of militants

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Some soldiers of the Nigerian military are said to
have stormed communities in Delta state in search
of militants,
The invasion of the soldiers in Aladja and Ogbe-
Ijoh communities in Udu and Warri South-West
Local Government Areas of Delta state have
reportedly caused tension in the area.
This situation, residents said arose after a
continued land dispute between the communities.
Some of the residents are said to be moving out
with the families for fear of intimidation or
brutalization by the soldiers.

It also said the crisis between the two communities
was aggravated after the invasion of some armed
youth from Aladja on Friday, June 3.

A resident of the community, Ighotegulor Bezi said
the Delta state government is responsible for the
crisis.
Bezi said the government represented by
Abednego Ekokotu, a professor and chairman of
Panel on Disputed Land, of allegedly apportioned a
large expanse of land to Aladja
The professor also begged the governor Ifeanyi
Okowa to intervene in the matter by directing
Ekokotu to return and complete his job which
include demarcation, delineation and survey, in the
interest of peace.
Meanwhile some other group of militants had
threatened to declare a Niger Delta Republic on
Nigeria’s Independence at Ogbe-Ijoh community.
Daily post said a joint team of troops from the
Nigerian military and police have been patrolling
the said area since Saturday, October 1.
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