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Terrible: Fresh gunfight erupts in Ugborodo, Delta

Emami is a member of the Chief Thomas Ereyitomi-led faction of the Ugborodo Community Trust and a key player in the crisis.

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Although it was gathered from unconfirmed sources that two people were shot dead, the final death toll has not been ascertained yet.


However, other sources said six persons were killed by one of the factions involved in the crisis, adding that two of the corpses were snatched by the alleged shooters.

Crisis broke out in Arunton, Ugborodo of Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State as gunshots were fired on Sunday afternoon.

by Oge Okonkwo

The problem in the area is a fall out from the leadership crisis the the community and control of the $16bn gas plant in the area.


Sunday afternoon’s shooting occurred against the deployment of heavily armed troops to the riverside communities on Saturday evening.

But a prominent member of the Warri Traditional Council, Ayirimi Emami,  told reporters who were there to confirm, that two of his associates were among the dead.

There were allegations that the military personnel were taking sides with one of the factions  in the crisis in the community.

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