At least five people was reportedly killed in a clash between rival youth groups in Ekpan, Uvwie Local Government Council Area of Delta State.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Christmas Eve as many others have been taken to the Warri General Hospital for treatment.
According to sources, “The clash between rival youth groups claimed five people’s lives in the Ekpan area, late at night on Saturday, December 24, 2022.
“The cause of the clash was not immediately known, but it was gathered that both groups belonged to two different youth leadership in the Ekpan community. Reports has it that five residents lost their lives in the shootout. One of the victims is a petty trader who sold wares to the youths who were celebrating Christmas eve at an all-night party.
When contacted for comment, the State Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO), in Asaba, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident on Sunday evening but said that only two persons were confirmed dead in the incident.