THE communal leadership crisis rocking Koko town in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State has assumed worrisome dimension as, at least, two persons are feared dead while scores of others are missing following bloody clash by opposing factions.
Community sources added that several persons were also injured in the violent clash as a result of the leadership tussle between out-going executive of Koko Management Authority and the contesting group.
The out-going executive led by one David and Atie allegedly attacked some members of the executive who had gone to the police divisional headquarters, Koko to effect the bail of some elders of the community Richmond Atsenuwa aged 94 arrested over an undisclosed issue.
The tussle for the community development leadership according to sources began in October 2016 following the expiration of the tenure of the former executive led by Jeremiah Atigan.
Already, the multi-million naira secretariat belonging to the management authority was recently vanderlized by yet-unidentified persons, during which cash for disbursement to loan seekers and vital documents were tempered with.
However, Public Relations Officer of the state police command, DSP Andrew Aniamaka said no arrest has been made by the command, saying that the matter was already before the office of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Abuja.
Leadership of koko management Authority is said to be a composition of notable families in the community.
The out-going executive reportedly kicked against what it described as one sided composition of new members presently for inauguration.