- A traditional ruler in Delta state has been murdered in cold blood over a dispute on oil derivation sharing formula
- The sad incident, which was confirmed by the state police command spokesperson, Bright Edafe, happened in Asamokwu village, Ndokwa East LGA of Delta
- According to Edafe, the traditional ruler was beheaded due to a crisis between two communities in the local government area
A monarch in Asamokwu village, Ndokwa East LGA of Delta, has been beheaded following a dispute over an oil derivation sharing formula.
The state police command spokesperson, Bright Edafe, confirmed the sad incident on Friday, February 10th.
How the monarch died
Edafe said the monarch was killed on Thursday, February 9th, following an argument between his community and an adjoining village over the sharing formula of a derivation fund from an oil company situated in their environment, The Cable reported.
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Tension erupts in the community
Legit.ng also gathered that the incident has resulted in heightened tension in the community.
A source told The Punch newspaper that the hoodlums that beheaded the monarch also ambushed four soldiers and killed three. Others who sustained injuries were rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba.
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The attackers were also said to have abducted six other young men from Omor town and allegedly took them to a notorious shrine in Anaku community called Ekwensu Anaku, and their whereabouts are still unknown.
When Legit.ng’s regional reporter in Anambra, Mokwugwo Solomon, visited the troubled town yesterday, it was discovered that the area was deserted, as residents fled in droves for fear of further attacks.
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