President General of Oleh Community, Chief Believe Alakari said on the 16th of October 2020 the Community was thrown into grief and mourning as the remain of twelve indigenes were brought into the community.
Chief Alakri disclosed that one Orezimena Egeme who was among those that went to Ada land to farm before they were allegedly attacked by persons suspected to be from Ozoro was kidnapped by the killers.
The President-General further disclosed that the disputed Ada land was won in a High Court by the Oloro Family of Oleh 29 years ago against a defendants families in Ozoro, stressing that the families in Ozoro till date did not appeal the judgment. He added that the leadership of the Isoko Development Union, IDU, have tried to further settle the issue of the disputed Ada land along the Oleh/Ozoro Road as the families in Ozoro have since continued to threaten to kill any Oleh person that attempt to sue the land for farming.
Chief Alakri added the people of Oleh are pained to the marrow over the killing of the Oleh 13 but as a peace loving people they would not be goaded prematurely into war by their Ozoro neighbours. He added that the Oleh people would not rest until they get justice before their slain kinsmen.
Chief Alakri appealed to Youths and the entire Oleh Community especially the bereaved families to remain calm.
The Oleh leadership urged President Buhari, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and the Inspector-General of Police to prevail on the leadership of Ozoro Community to produce those involved in the killing of the 12 innocent families Oleh indigenes.
The leadership of Oleh Community also called for the immediate release of Orezimena Egema whose body is yet to found after the attack. All attempts to speak with President-General of Ozoro Community were unsuccessful but Community leader who claimed anonymity said the community is yet to comment on the matter until after investigation.