Residents of Ekpan neighborhood, Uvwie council space of Delta state have been thrown into panic, following a conflict between Igbo merchants and suspected youths of the world over cost of improvement levy, popularly referred to as “deve”.
The incident reportedly occurred across the Udumoto space of Ekpan alongside the NNPC Housing Complex highway.
The Nation learnt that bother began when the Igbo merchants declined to pay the youths a sure sum of cash that they had demanded from truck drivers who have been offloading items owned by the merchants.
The Igbo merchants who had earlier agreed to pay the unlawful price later refused to pay after the youths elevated the price and turned down the quantity provided by the merchants. This based on each events.
The merchants, it was gathered, challenged the youths, pursuing them with cutlasses and different objects. But the youths had promised a reprisal assault by mobilizing again to the world.
Sources acknowledged that the merchants had additionally introduced in different members from Warri and Uvwie to the situation.
Although it was not clear what number of sustained accidents, witnesses alleged that each events had their share of wounds in the course of the fracas.
However, males of the Nigeria Police have been deployed to the world to stop additional battle between the teams