Two Feared Dead in Clash Between Youths and Soldiers As Violence Erupts in Warri Community

Date: 03-03-2024 6:28 am (1 month ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Tensions escalated in the serene town of Okere in Warri South Local Government Council of Delta State as clashes between soldiers and local youths resulted in a tragic loss of lives and left several others injured. The once-peaceful community was thrown into turmoil as the confrontation unfolded during a scheduled ceremony presided over by the revered Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III.

Eyewitness accounts paint a grim picture of the events that transpired on Saturday, with reports indicating that the chaos erupted when a group of youths attempted to disrupt the proceedings, only to be met with a formidable presence of armed soldiers, seemingly acting on intelligence regarding the youths' intentions.

Tragically, the violent confrontation claimed the lives of two individuals identified as Macaulay Uku and Daniel Grey, while several others sustained injuries of varying degrees.

Sources privy to the unfolding situation revealed that the confrontation stemmed from the youths' resistance to the Olu of Warri's participation in a traditional rite within the Okere community. The refusal to allow the monarch entry into the community, coupled with allegations of planned alterations to customary rites, served as catalysts for the escalation of tensions.

"The youths vehemently opposed the monarch's involvement in the traditional ceremony, leading to the intervention of soldiers," one source disclosed.

Despite attempts to reach out to the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer for official confirmation and statement, no response had been received at the time of reporting. The silence from the authorities has only heightened apprehension within the community, exacerbating an already volatile situation.

As tensions continue to simmer in Okere community in the aftermath of the clashes, residents anxiously await official intervention and resolution to quell the unrest that has shattered the tranquility of their once-peaceful surroundings.

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