Fresh Tension In Niger Delta As Armed Okuama Youths Ambush Okoloba Fishermen, Injured Several Persons While Some Persons Are Missing  …As Gov Oborevwori Urged To Intervene

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Fresh Tension In Niger Delta As Armed Okuama Youths Ambush Okoloba Fishermen, Injured Several Persons While Some Persons Are Missing

…As Gov Oborevwori Urged To Intervene

 

BOMADI—Renewed tension is brewing in the creeks of River Forcados in Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State, as armed youths of Okuama Community in Ughelli South Local Government Area have allegedly shot at fishermen of Okoloba Community, injuring three persons while two persons are missing.

In a press statement issued by Okoloba community over the current situation, the chairman, Mr Clement Koki, disclosed that fishermen from his community fishing on the river across the community last night were shot at by armed youths of Okuama.

He also disclosed that three fishermen sustained bullet wounds and escaped to the community later in the night, stressing that they are being treated in the community because of the security situation on the waterways.

Koki said: “Last night, around the hour of eight, our people were fishing on the river at the Mein-toruabubor Creek across our community when some youths of Okuama community came suddenly on a tricycle from the Ewu axis and started shooting at them.

“Everybody scampered for safety and three persons who sustained various degrees of bullet wounds were able to escape back to the community while many others were missing. From our count, they were about fifteen persons fishing in the night.

“But later in the night, some others also found their way back to the community. As I’m talking to you, two persons are still missing.

“We could not take the victims to the hospital for proper care because the river is not safe, we’re treating them at home because the armed youths crossed straight to Okuama after the unprovoked attack.

“We have reported the current incident to the appropriate security agencies for necessary action, and we are compelled to send out this briefing over the current development, which we have always been doing since the beginning of this situation.

“I want to use this medium to call on His Excellency our governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, to please intervene to save our people from these unprovoked attacks by the arm-wirlding youths of Okuama community.

We are peace-loving and we plead with His Excellency to help us maintain the peace in the creek”.

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