Igbide/Okpoko-Enhwe Crisis: Delta  Govt Deploys Troops To Douse Tension 

    0
    884

    By; ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri

    The Delta State Government in collaboration with the leadership of
    Isoko South Local Government and Isoko Development Union, IDU yoday
    deployed four hundred security men to douse tensions in troubled
    Igbide and Okpolo-Enehe Communities in Delta State.

    AUTHENTIC News Daily gathered that the security men include the military and other sister security agencies have been stationed in both communities.
    The security operatives will patrolling from morning till evening on
    daily basis to douse the tensions in the communities.
    The Isoko South Local Government Council Chairman, Sir Malik Ikpokpo
    accompanied by the President General of the Isoko Development Union,
    High Chief Iduh Amadhe, the Commander, 222 battalion, Agbarha-Otor,
    and the Ughelli Area Commander of the Nigeria Police, ACP Ilori,
    frowned at the wake of the renewed attacks between two warring
    communities.
    The Council Chairman condemned in strong terms the extent of
    destruction and carnage just as he warned that government will never
    again tolerate the madness.
    Ikpokpo blamed the inability of the leaders and elders of the two
    communities for their inability in curtailing the excesses of their
    children and youths who now dictate to them as the root cause of the
    renewed hostilities.
    He assured two communities of the Delta State Government and Isoko
    South Local Government’s determination and commitment to permanently
    putting an end to the protracted crisis.
    “His Excellency, the Governor of Delta state, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has
    been properly briefed. He is deeply saddened, and has mandated me to
    ensure that this nonsense is brought to an end. It is disheartening to
    think that people will go to this extent over a land dispute instead
    of at most going to court. We will stop this madness no matter what it
    takes”.
    The Council boss stated that security has been adequately beefed up to
    forestall further attacks just as hen tasked both communities to
    co-operate with the security officers.
    Ikpokpo also to those who flew in the wake of the unfortunate crisis
    to return home as normalcy has been returned.
    He ordered the immediate dismantling of all road blocks, and warned
    that henceforth, Community leadership will be held responsible and
    liable for indiscriminate barricade and roadblocks in both
    communities.
    President General of Isoko Development Union, IDU High Chief Iduh
    Amadhe said the renewed attacked between the two warring communities
    regrettably gone beyond land dispute saying, “Precious lives are daily
    slaughtered by evil and criminally minded few. Women, children and
    elders of both communities have been displaced by the gross
    irresponsibility of some renegades. This must stop. I am passionately
    appealing to both communities for a ceasefire.”
    “The endless panic, tension and large scale destruction over a mere
    piece of land is cruel and inhuman. They have fought enough and they
    have destroyed enough. Enough is enough”.
    “Government will not tolerate the excesses and unbridled callousness
    of some blood thirsty murderers who have elected to foment monumental
    havoc. The full weight of the law will be deployed in dealing with
    troublemakers and merchants of violence. This mindless madness must
    stop”.

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here