Bloody land dispute: Delta youths demanded money from me to buy ammunition – Harrysong

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Award winning singer, Harrysong, has revealed how some youths of Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja communities in Delta state demanded money from him to buy ammunition for self defense following the violence between the neighbouring communities.

The Delta-born songster said with some wisdom, he talked them out of fighting each other.

Harrysong also revealed how he lost some relatives in the violence between the two communities and recounted how his grandmother was also almost lynched during the attack.

Recall that about two persons were reported dead and 11 others injured last month in the violent clash allegedly caused by a land dispute between the two communities which had started many years ago.

The Five Star music artiste said the violence between the two neighbouring communities had intensified and the rampaging hoodlums had proceeded tohis family house, where his grandmother was, to tear it down.

Harrysong told HipTv that a neighbour and some close friends were able to rescue her out of the area before the angry youths reached her but that he lost some of his relatives to the violent clash.

“When I first heard of the clash, I feared for my aged grandmother’s life, because some who couldn’t escape before the violence worsened were burnt inside their houses.

“The emotional stress I went through knowing that I lost some relatives and almost lost my grandmother, made me talk the youths who asked for money for arms, out of the massacre.

“It’s better to use their lives for something meaningful rather than killing each other,” the ‘Reggae Blues’ crooner added.

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