Delta State Government has finally brokered peace between two warring communities of Aladja and Isaba in Udu and Warri South Local Government Area respectively.
Special Adviser to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, Chief Edwin Uzor disclosed this to Nigeria Xpress in Asaba the Delta State capital, saying Aladja and Isaba communities have sign a peace pact to end 43 months feud.
Uzor stressed that for development to strive, communities must live in peace and that the government of Delta State had invested so much to build a stronger Delta, despite the complexities in the state.
He revealed that the state government, had successfully addressed over 85 percent of more than 300 conflict cases in recent times, adding that the efforts of the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, as captured in the SMART Agenda, in ensuring that the state remained stable cannot be quantified.
“Nothing is difficult before God and I believe that every matter in the state must be settled. What has happened here today is that the good people of Aladja and Isaba communities have sealed the agreement that they will coexist peacefully the way they have done over the years” Uzor said.
Speaking early, Mr. Jite Brown and Mr. Taiye Tuoyo, the Chairmen of Udu, Warri South Local Government Area respectively expressed gratitude to the state government for wading into the conflict situation, which had bedeviled both communities since 2016.
However, the President General of Aladja community, Otto Ogbiruveta expressed readiness to abide by the peace pact, just as his counterpart from Isaba community; Henry Ofoleyon said that the long lingered crisis had caused both communities more than they bargained.
The peace pact was jointly sealed by the Ovie of Udu kingdom, His Royal Mighty Emmanuel Delekpe and the regent of Isaba kingdom, High Chief John Ekpenzu, on behalf of both communities and witnessed by the peace committee-led by Mr. Edwin Uzor with others prominent members of both communities.