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One Dead, Many Injured as Festival Turns Bloody in Delta

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At least one person has been confirmed dead following a clash between youths of Ekiugbo and Oto-Iwhreko communities in Ughelli Kingdom in Delta State.

Many others were left with varying degrees of injuries an annual festival was overwhelmed with violence.

The violence erupted on Thursday evening when some youths caused pandemonium in the area.

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Confirming the incident, Acting Police Public Relations Officer of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, said only one person was killed, contrary to earlier reports of two persons being killed.

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While cause of the violence was still sketchy at press time, sources suggest it could be a resumption of a communal crisis in the communities.

Findings gathered by our correspondent reveal that the neighbouring communities had engaged in a communal war in the past.

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