The Nigerian Army has arrested the ward Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Igbide community, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, Christopher Irivi-Ukulubu and two others for alleged illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.
It was gathered that Mr Irivi-Ukuluba and the two other men, who are all natives of Igbide and were caught with sophisticated weapons had planned to attack the neighbouring community over a land dispute.
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The planned attack was said to be connected to the recent crisis between Igbide and Emede communities, where at least five people have reportedly died and property worth millions of naira destroyed.
The troops have handed the Chairman and the two other men arrested, to the Delta State Police Command.
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, who confirmed the handing over of the three men said that the police haqd commenced investigation into the incident.