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Tension In Delta Community As Vigilante Group Allegedly Kills Ijaw Youth

The Ughoton Community in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State has been thrown into a state of pandemonium as a result of the reported murder of an unnamed Ijaw youth there by vigilante operators.

According to sources, the horrific incident took place in Ughoton on Saturday when men acting as community vigilantes allegedly shot and killed an Ijaw youth.

It was learned that the alleged Ijaw youth was murdered when he refused to “settle” the vigilantes at the Ughoton Community when he was discovered carrying some crude oil products thought to have been illegally taken from a pipeline via Ughoton, while en route to the upland for delivery.

Further information revealed that some enraged youths from the aforementioned Ijaw community, who were infuriated by the death of one of their own, embalmed the deceased’s body and transported it to the home of the father of the chairman of Ughoton Community Vigilante.

According to reports, several Ughoton residents fled their homes as a result of rumours that angry youths from the Ijaw settlement “were gearing up for war.”

As of the time this report was filed, DSP Bright Edafe, the police public relations officer for Delta State Command, could not be reached for comments on the event.

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