Endurance Onun | Moonlight News:
The Honorable chairman of Yakurr Local Government Area, Hon. Ofem Ebri Obeten has abated the incited bloodshed between Ugep and Idomi communities of Yakurr L.G.A over the death of an Ugep trader (name; withheld), on Wednesday, who was allegedly killed along Idomi axis of the Ugep/Idomi boundary road while returning from Idomi.
According to hearsay, the deceased man went to Idomi to make supply of his goods [cement] when he met his death on his way back to Ugep.
Irked by this, youths of Ugep community, particularly from the deceased quarters mobilized themselves for a retaliation yesterday, but not for the prompt response of the Council Chairman.
The Chairman, upon receiving the report, late Wednesday night jumped into action by ordering the immediate removal of the corpse and its deposition at a mortuary.
Moonlight News understands that Hon. Ofem did not waste anytime before alerting the Police Area Command (PAC) and the Ugep Divisional Police Officer (DPO) into action. In addition, Moonlight News can confidently report that the chairman also mobilized the local neighborhood watch (the vigilante) to assist the conventional security in its operation to ensuring no casualty was recorded.
Speaking to Moonlight News yesterday on phone, Hon. Ofem Ebri Obeten said that he has also commissioned the police to “carry out a thorough investigation on the matter and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book within the shortest space of time”.
He appealed to the people of Ugep to exercise some patience as the cause of death of their community-man would be revealed soonest, while advising that any attempt to take laws into their hands would be resisted with a strong force.
On the portion of Idomi, Hon. Ofem told residents of the community to go about their businesses with peace of heart as their security and that of all Yakurr residents is a top priority of his government.