Youths Lament Herdsmen Attacks In Delta State Community
In a statement, the forum’s president, Matthew Ogune, regretted that prevailing peace that returned to the area after last year’s killings had again been altered.
He urged the relevant authorities to swiftly halt the fresh onslaught, as it could worsen the region’s already fragile economy in the planting season.
Ogune said: “It is pathetic and unthinkable that this is happening again. Recall that Ethiope East (council area), especially Abraka and parts of Eku, has been suffering recurrent attacks since 2015.
“The current crisis has taken a more worrisome dimension, as these herdsmen seem to have acquired a new level of sophistication, because of the level of the carnage they visited on the communities.”
The latest attacks, according to him, claimed seven lives. The group, therefore, urged the government to be alive to its responsibilities by securing lives and property as well as bringing the perpetrators to book without delay.
11-Year-Old Girl Impregnated In Delta State
A man and his friend are currently on the run after allegedly defiling and impregnating 11-year-old girl in Delta state.
It was gathered that the girl was allegedly raped by one Frank who allegedly dragged her with a knife into a house in Ovwian community where she was raped.
The suspect was said to have been aided by his friend who stood at the door and watched while the defilement was going on.
According to Within Nigeria, a human rights activist, Israel Joe, pictured with the victim below, the girl got pregnant after she was raped.
A petition has been written and duly received by the Burutu Area Commander in charge of the community as the police have been urged to do a thorough investigation and bring the culprits to face the full wrath of the law.
Lagos, Delta, Gombe Airports Risk Closure Over Debt To FAAN
The airports are listed as Jigawa State Airport, Kebbi State Airport, Gombe State Airport, Victor Attah International Airport in Akwa Ibom State, Bayelsa International Cargo Airport, Taraba State Airport, Delta State Airport, Murtala Mohammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2) and the Osubi Airport in Delta State.
It was gathered that a memo was issued dated April 22, 2019, notifying the airports’ management of the non-payment.
FAAN also stated that a previous memo directing the airports to pay its workers was discarded.
The memo read: “Following the notice of intention to sanction issued to owners/operators of private airports indebted to FAAN which lapses on Wednesday, 24th April 2019, FAAN hereby serves another seven days notice of grace till Tuesday, April 30, 2019, for them to settle the debts.
“In view of the above, the authority hereby notifies private airport operators that the services of our aviation security, as well as aerodrome rescue and fire fighting personnel, will no longer be available for operations of their airports with effect from Wednesday, May 1, 2019, as FAAN can no longer keep this personnel at airports without payment.”
Okowa Identifies Cause of Post-poll Violence
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, on Wednesday attributed post-election violence in the country to the practice of “a winner-takes-all.”
The governor according to Punch, made his position known in Asaba, the state capital at the First Maris Trust Council Lecture with the title “Managing post-election challenges: Nigeria as a case study.”
Okowa, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Water Resources, Mr Fidelis, said the practice increased violence and promoted social unrest after elections.
He said, “It is important for the government to partner necessary stakeholders to educate people on the need for peaceful conduct after elections.
“This will ensure that those that are aggrieved seek justice through the law court, rather than cause chaos.
“The lecture is timely, as it would serve the purpose on how to deal with post-election challenges. Fairness of elections is the best way to reduce post-election challenges in Nigeria.”
Delta Govt Tackling Insecurity in Uwheru Kingdom- Otuaro
Deputy Governor of Delta State, Kingsley Otuaro, has said peace and security is the pivot of the policy thrust of the Senator Ifeanyi Okowa-led administration and would scale up same in Uwheru kingdom.
Otuaro Otuaro spoke to newsmen after a closed-door meeting with traditional ruler and chiefs of Uwheru Kingdom in Ughelli North Local Government Area after which they expressed satisfaction with the state government intervention through the deputy governor on the security of their king and farming challenges by activities of Fulani herdsmen.
He said: “Senator Ifeanyi Okowa is concerned about security of lives and property in Uwheru Kingdom as elsewhere in the state. We are talking about alleged attempted abduction of the King of Uwheru Kingdom here.
We have stressed that traditional rulers are key to peace and security, which in turn constitute the pivot of our policy thrust. We have already made progress and will scale up security. We had a successful meeting.”
Delta State News Update For Today
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