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One Killed, Many Injured As Annual Festival Turns Bloody In Delta Community 


September 17, (THEWILL) – One person has been killed after violence erupted during an annual community festival in Ughelli Kingdom, Delta state.

THEWILL gathered that several people sustained various degrees of injuries in the violence that broke out in Ekiugbo and Oto-Iwhreko communities on Thursday evening, September 16, when some irate youths in the area reportedly resumed hostilities.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident, said one person was killed, not two as is being widely rumoured by residents.

The cause of the fracas that led to the violent shooting of rival communal youths remained sketchy at the time of this report. However, findings made so far showed that the neighbouring communities of Ekiugbo and Oto-Iwhreko in Ughelli kingdom had previously engaged in a communal war.