27 June 2011
•Allege some elders behind crisis
Written by Yinka Oladoyinbo, Akure
Worried by the continued occurrence of kidnapping and other criminal acts in the riverine area of
, leaders of the disarmed militant groups in the state on Sunday, stood in unanimity, resolving to confront perpetrators of the evil deeds. Ondo State
Besides, the ex-fighters, drawn from Ilaje and Ijaw areas of Ilaje and Ese-Odo Local Government Areas had raised the alarm that some elders of the riverine area were instigating crisis between the two ethnic groups, a development they alleged, threatens the relative peace in the two local government areas after the unfortunate Ilaje/Ijaw crisis which led to the destruction of many lives and property in the late 1990s.