There is palpable tension as angry indigenes of Gelegelegbene Community in Ovia South West local government area of Edo state have shut down the operations of Dubri oil firm in the community over alleged marginalization.
The community, both youths, women and elders stormed the company site and immediately shutdown its operations after several efforts to draw the attention of the company to their plight failed.
The community lamented that the company breached the MoU signed with community since 2008 and failed to provide social amenities, scholarship and other essentials for the community over the years.
They stressed that work in the company site would remain closed pending when the company deems it fit to enter into a proper agreement with the community and pay up all outstanding contract terms reported to be over ₦200 million.
It was gathered that security operatives had been deployed to the community in a bid to calm the rising tension.
However, efforts to reach the company’s management for comments failed as text message sent to the company remained not replied.