Ijaw youth leader allegedly beheaded in Warri, Delta State (photos)
A notable Ijaw youth leader identified as Mr Ebi Tontimi, was reportedly beheaded while others were injured in unprovoked attack on Ogbe-Ijoh-Isaba community in Warri South West local government area of Delta state by youths from Aladja, a neighbouring Urhobo community on Thursday 16th November.
The Niger Delta Ex-Agitators’ for Peace Organization (NDEPO) has called on the Delta state governor, Arthur Okowa Ifeanyi to intervene to discourage such dastardly acts, adding that the senseless killings do not portray the state government in good light as would-be investors may be scared to come to the area.
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, the Country Coordinator of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators for Peace Organization, Comrade Ambassador George Sinclair expressed worry that such unwarranted and senseless killings in the local government area, speaks volume of the high level insecurity in the state, particularly in Warri South West local government area, saying that if the ugly trend is allowed to continue without meaningful and visible government’s intervention, the insecurity level may degenerate to a point where there could be reprisal attacks that could lead to a full scale inter community war.
He therefore called on the state governor to immediately set a judicial commission of enquiry to investigate the remote cause of the unprovoked invasion of the community to quickly to stop the killings and resolve the crisis, lamenting that it was appalling to hear of a neighboring community invading a sister community to the point of even beheading two enterprising young men in broad day light.
The ex-agitators leader who described the incident as a surprise attack on the collective sensibilities of the people, blamed the Delta state government for its insensitivity over the protracted inter community crisis that has been going on for a while without any noticeable intervention from either the state governor or the Delta State House of Assembly.