Armed Aladja Youths in the early hours of Wednesday allegedly
abducted and killed two Egbema youths identified as Solomon Ikoto and
They were killed along Aladja Community river, in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.
The Chairman, Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, in Ogbe-Ijoh Community, Engr.
Smart Okosu disclosed this to DAILY POST in a chat on Thursday.
Okosu disclosed that the two Egbema youths resident at Gbaramatu
Kingdom were returning from a business trip when the armed Aladja youths
stopped and commandeered them to unknown destination.
“Two young men, indigene of Egbema Ondo State who are residing at
Gbaramatu, namely, Solomon Ikoto and Samuel Agolo were killed in
Ovwian/Aladja river by Aladja people late yesterday while returning from
their normal business.
“When we noticed we could not see them for about two hours, we
started looking for them until somebody told us Aladja youths have
abducted them”, he said
In a swift response, Aladja Community denied the allegation saying, “we did not abduct or kill anybody.”
Speaking on behalf of the Community, Comrade Ighotegwolor Bezi
claimed that two Aladja Indigenes, Moses Kporoko and one Saha were
allegedly abducted and killed by armed Ogbe-Ijoh youths led by Ezikoro
Bezi also stated that the Ogbe-Ijoh people were raising the alarm for
the fear that Aladja people might attack to avenge the death of their
people stressing, “we can’t do that because we are peace loving people.”
Contacted, the Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer,
DSP Andrew Aniamaka did not pick calls put accross to his mobile phone.