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Include Us in Settlement Plans, Diebiri Kingdom Cries

4 July 2016 State

The people of oil-producing Diebiri Kingdom in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State have cried out to the state government to urgently include them in the settlement of the Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja boundary dispute, having suffered the same destruction during the crisis.

According to the paramount ruler of Diebiri Kingdom, Mr. James Orubu, in 1995 when the crisis between Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja started, Diebiri Kingdom suffered a great loss to the frontal attacks by the two warring communities, leading to the sack of the kingdom.

He said Diebiri people have been neglected since the crisis 21 years ago despite being an oil-producing community.

He noted that despite several petitions and position papers sent to the government to help provide protection and rebuild the devastated oil-producing Diebiri Kingdom, the case has remained the same.

In a swift reaction, the State Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah, appealed to the aggrieved community to further make their position known to government while the peace efforts of the state government on the Oge-Ijoh and Aladja crisis would continue.


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