A popular saying goes thus: “When two elephants fight, the grass suffers.”


Sadly, this is the situation of some residents of the Okuama area of Delta State who fled the community for safety following the killing of soldiers on a peace mission in March 2024.


They have moved into the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp the Delta State government built for them at Okuama-Ewu in Urhobo Kingdom.

Buses were sent to convey the displaced residents to the camp after a meeting with the leaders of the community.

Furthermore, it was learned that the displaced residents had initially rejected moving into the camp, saying it was built outside their land.

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However, they agreed to move in after Governor Sherrif Oborevwori met with them.

Also, he promised to commence rebuilding the health centre in the community and a six-classroom block a few weeks from now.

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