Jeddo Community Youths in Okpe Local Government Area (LGA) of Delta State on Friday dispersed and chased away Muslim worshippers as well as Hausa indigenes and burned down a mosque in the community.
The melee according to infopowering was in protest over the killing of the community’s vigilante chairman, George Akiru, a.k.a, Scosco by unknown gunmen.
The youths however, were said to have accused the Hausa indigenes and Muslims of being the masterminds of the dastardly act.
The killing of the vigilante chairman has caused serious tension within the area as the youths have vowed to avenge the death of the deceased.
A youth in the community, Ubada Umukoro, who spoke to newsmen said, “We will soon strike back because they’ve killed a bona fide indigene of this town.”
At the time of filing this report, security operatives were seen in their attempts to forestall any breakdown of law and order with a view to restoring peace in the Community.
The Delta State acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident, adding that investigation to unmask the killers of the vigilante chairman is ongoing.