Many Feared Dead, Properties Destroyed As Yala Communities Fights Over FarmLand.

By Odey John

Over five persons have been killed and several houses destroyed as two communities in Yala LGA engage in heavy gun fire.

The communities, Itega Okpami and Oba are said to have been engaged over a land dispute on whose right it is to plant rice.

Our sources say the family houses of the Chairman of Carnival Commission, Gabe Onah and that of the PDP chapter Chairman Elijah Okache has been completely burnt down.

“The incident started on Tuesday, but today Wednesday it went into a full blown war were several persons have lost their lives and houses destroyed. We cannot ascertain how many persons have died so far, we hope that by tomorrow (Thursday) we should know ” said our source.

The Local Government Chairman, Fabiann Ogbeche was said to have immediately swing into action by mobilizing security agents to restore peace to the warring communities.

As at the time of filling this report, calm had returned to the communities, while heavily armed security officials were seen mounting road blocks at strategic positions around the affected communities.

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