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One Killed As Annual Festival Turns Bloody In Delta State [Photo]

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One person has been shot dead after violence erupted during a community annual festival in Ughelli Kingdom in Delta State.

Naija News reports that the incident was confirmed by the Delta State Police Command.

It was gathered that many people were also injured during the violence in Ekiugbo and Oto-Iwhreko communities on Thursday evening.

The clash started when some youths in the area reportedly resumed fresh hostilities.

Speaking to newsmen, the Acting Police Public Relations Officer for Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe, said only one person was killed during the violence.

The victim. Photo: PUNCH

Sources told PUNCH that the attack during the festival was premeditated.

It gathered that the two neighbouring communities of Ekiugbo and Oto-Iwhreko in Ughelli kingdom had previously engaged in communal war.

In other news, the troops of Operation Safe Haven has nabbed a police officer and his accomplice while fleeing with 370 rounds of ammunition to an unknown destination in Plateau State.

Naija News understands that the serving police sergeant, Azi Jonathan, 30, and one Nengak Daniel, 60, met their Waterloo on Thursday after attempting to manoeuvre a military checkpoint.

It was reported that the suspects concealed the ammunition in a Toyota Pathfinder car with registration number Plateau LGT 772 JN with which they were caught.

The report revealed the suspect’s vehicle hit the barricade at the military checkpoint located at Werreng along Barkin Ladi-Jos road in Plateau while trying to escape, resulting in the death of one of them.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.