Pregnant women shot dead during land dispute in Delta

A pregnant woman has been shot dead after a clash over a disputed plot of land by Enwhe and Igbide communities of Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta state.

Five persons were declared missing after the clash.

According to Punch, the clash over the land could be dated back to 1967.

It was reported that the recent fracas started when some Enwhe women were allegedly attacked by suspected gunmen from Igbide, who had gone to harvest cassava on Monday morning from the land.

The President General of Enwhe community, Sunday Egboye, when contacted said that the matter has been reported with the police in the area, stating that his people wants an amicable settlement.

However, the President General of Igbide community, Alex Edegware, denied the allegation that the Igbide people were responsible for the violent attack.

He said, “That is not true. They (Enwhe people) attacked our people and nobody is missing there. Enwhe people are the aggressors, they kidnapped and killed our son, Prince Palmer Obukeni and also shot dead a woman with six and a half month old pregnancy. Nobody is missing.”




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