2 Die, Others Injured Over Leadership Tussle In Delta Community

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Two have been reported dead with others seriously wounded in a leadership tussle by two factional groups in Agbarho community in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta .

The also arrested two suspects the incident.

DAILY POST that incident, which occurred late Wednesday, January 22 has caused serious tension in the community.

The remains of the deceased have been deposited in the morgue by the in Agbarho community.

Details as what caused the and murder of the three are still sketchy at the time of filing this .

was gathered that one of the factional had presided the affairs of the community for the past eight years and had refused step down.

He was approached by another factional leader step down from so that elections be conducted into executive positions but he refused.

A serious argument ensued between the two factional , which led to sporadic gunshots by their lieutenants and two were shot dead with others wounded.

When contacted for comments, the Delta Commissioner of , CP Mohammed Hafiz Inuwa, directed a Correspondent to speak with the Area Ughelli as well as the Divisional Police , Agbarho for comment.

CP Inuwa said, “Help me call the DPO with the Area . They’re the one there. If they refused to cooperate with you, that’s when you call me and I answer you.

“I know you meant well. When I finish meeting whatever I confirm, I let you know.”

The Ughelli Area of the Police , ACP Aiki J Moses in a telephone chat with Our Correspondent said, “I am not the DPO there. So, I don’t have facts. You better call the DPO. He is the person on ground.”

The Agbarho Divisional Police , CSP Etim Anthony declined comments on the matter.

However, a Police source, craved anonymity confirmed the .

The source said, “Two persons were killed and not three as being speculated. Some persons were injured are in the hospital. Some arrests have been made and we are still investigating.”

The source said the started the refusal of a leader had served for eight years but refused to step down from .

According to the source, “The matter caused serious arguments and there were shootings all over the place. In the process, two persons died.”