The Delta government compensates the families of the victims

The Delta State Government has recommended compensation for victims of the communal land battle between Ozoro and Oleh communities in Isoko North and Isoko South local government areas of the state, in which no less than seven people were killed about two years ago.

This was included in the White Paper on Resolving the Communal Crisis, issued by the state government.

Revealing this on Tuesday as he fielded questions from reporters shortly after inspecting ongoing projects at the Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro, the state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, said. revealed that the white paper contained approval to compensate the families of the victims.

Okowa claimed that the State Executive Council had approved the Crisis Response White Paper to the recommendations of the Judicial Crisis Inquiry Commission.

He said, “We have reviewed the Ozoro-Oleh crisis and are already implementing the decisions of the judicial panel. The judicial inquiry commission has completed its work and submitted its report.

“The White Paper was also issued by the State Executive Council and the whole process to secure the peace is being implemented by the office of the Secretary to the State Government.

“Unfortunately, we have lost some people due to the crisis. And it’s a shame we can’t bring them back. But I am also aware that approvals have been given to compensate families who have lost loved ones during the crisis.

“Checks will be released on Thursday this week, I just hope and pray that we don’t get into that level of community crisis again.”

As many as seven natives of Oleh in the state’s Isoko South LGA were reportedly killed in 2020 in a land fight at a border location with the neighboring community of Ozoro in the state’s Isoko North LGA. ‘State.

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