Harrysong Reveals How Youths Almost Killed His Grandma, and Demanded Money to Buy Ammunitions
Award-winning Nigerian music artiste, Harrison Tare Okiri popularly known as Harrysong, has revealed how his grandmother was almost lynched during a recent clash between youths of his hometown, Ogbe-Ijoh, and those of a neighbouring community, Aladja in Delta state, and how the rampaging youths demanded money to buy ammunition from him.
He made the revelation in a statement signed by his publicist, Desmond Ike Chima, and made available to entertainment correspondents.
The Reggae Blues crooner said a serious land dispute that degenerated into a violent clash had the youths of Ogbe-ijoh and Aladja communities going into rampage, killing people and burning their houses and properties.
He said as the violence between the two neighbouring communities intensified, the rampaging hoodlums advanced towards his family house to tear it down but his aged grandmother who lives there, was helped out of the area by some close family friends before the violence reached his neighbourhood.
“My community, Ogbe-Ijoh, where my grandmother resides had a serious clash with a neighbouring community called Aladja. My grandmother who means more than the whole world to me, narrowly escaped being lynched by the youths of Aladja.
Harrysong also said he however 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”
By Imanuel Jannah