The people of Ozoro Kingdom in the Isoko North local government area of Delta State have called on Department of States Service (DSS), the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Delta State government, to thoroughly investigate the incident that led to the killing of 12 indigenes of Oleh community in Isoko South local government area of the state.
They also stated that Ozoro Kingdom is innocent of the accusation that they were behind the terrible killing of 12 persons in Oleh, urging the security agencies to look inwards the Oleh community following established internal land dispute where the killing allegedly took place.
At a media session by the President General of Ozoro Progress Union (OPU), Hon. Nicholas Areh, while condemning and describing the killing of the victims as barbaric, clarified that the land where the victims were working before they were brutally murdered was not in dispute between both communities.
He stated that the situation by which Oleh people are connecting them to the killings is not acceptable as he warned against dragging the names of Ozoro indigenes into the unfortunate incident.
The President General who described the people of Ozoro Kingdom as peace-loving, stated that her people will at no cost wage war against her neighbour when a truce on the disputed land had been reached.
The Ovie, Community leaders and the good people of Ozoro Kingdom without reservation, condemn in totality, the unfortunate, sad and gruesome murder of indigenes of Oleh numbering 11 and one still allegedly missing at Ada bush, Oleh, as reportedly discovered and their bodies recovered on October 16 and 21 2020 respectively.