Renewed hostilities widely believed to be between supporters of two major political parties have so far claimed 3 lives in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area.

The crisis which first erupted on Friday January 2nd, 2019, was said to be fierce at the Jakpa Junction, Udumurhe and Orhumaro areas where a car was burnt to ashes by the combatants.

There were also reported cases of looting and robbing of innocent traders and residents in the areas of their properties and maiming many defenseless persons in the process by the ravaging youths, making many to believe that the unruly youths have the interior motive of looting other than political differences.

Consequently fierce looking men of the Nigerian Army were drafted in to restore normalcy to the area as their armored cars were stationed in the area at as the time filling this report.

However unconfirmed report has it that one of the soldiers was shot by the dare devil youths, although normalcy seemed to have returned to the area, while efforts to reach the police for confirmation of the killings proofed abortive. 

The President General of Uvwie General Improvement Union (UGIU), Chief Austin Ukuwrere who spoke to our correspondent vehemently condemned the activities of the youths which he said was not good for  the image of the kingdom as he said that the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom had done enough to promote peace in the area.

He appealed to companies, business premises and law abiding citizens in the area to go about their lawful duties and assured that UGIU was into the matter just as he called on all government security agencies to put in more efforts in protecting lives and properties of law abiding citizens in the area.