Killing of 9 Oleh indigenes: Council boss appeals for calm

By Ovasa Ogaga,

 

Some persons killed in the Okey, Ozoro clash

The Chairman Isoko North Local Government Council, Hon. Emmanuel Egbabor has appealed to the people of Oleh and Ozoro communities to sheathe their sword and allow peace to reign while investigation on the reported killing of 9 persons is been carried out.

 

Egbabor in a statement on Friday described the reported dastard killing of Oleh indigenes as highly condemnable and provocative, he however, appealed to the warring communities to embrace peace.

 

The chairman  also called on security agencies to investigate the circumstances leading to the killings of 9 persons who had gone to farm without delay and bring the perpetrators of the heinous crime to book.

“It is with great sadness that I received the news of the killing of some Oleh indigenes,”

“While I commiserate with the deceased families and Oleh community, I appeal to the people of Oleh to please remain calm and allow peace to reign while security agencies investigate the killings.

He advised the general public most especially the indigenes of Oleh and Ozoro to desist from undue speculation and pointing fingers over the barbaric inhuman incident.

 

“As neighbours, we must do everything possible to prevent the unnecessary and unwarranted loss of several lives. It is the height of wickedness for some persons to take the lives of others.

 

“Isoko remains one and I appeal that we don’t allow things to degenerate further even as government takes necessary action to forestall further breakdown of law and order.” he stated.
The chairman appealed to the traditional Institutions and community leaders of Oleh and Ozoro to be careful of thier actions and utterances at this most crucial period.

 

He said the Isoko North Security Council has ordered a restriction of pedestrian and vehicular movement between the hours of 7pm and 6am within Ozoro and along the Ozoro/ Oleh back road with immediate effect from today, Friday, Friday 16th October 2020.

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