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Hon Ofem Ebri Obeten, Chairman Yakurr L.G.A

Hon Ofem Abates Bloodshed Between Ugep/Idomi Communities

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.


  1. Thanks Hon. Chairman for the quick intervention. We are leaving in a civilized society and only the perpetrators of and evil should face the wrath of the law.

    • Thanks our able chairman for your quick response.

    • This devilish and barbaric attitude may likely be connected with cultism . The youths in our communities today are something else owing to the consumption of drugs which makes them not to have value over human life.
      A state of emergency need to be declared in Ugep Urban and the neighbouring communities all these festive Leboku celebrations if the excesses of the hooligans.
      The security agencies domicile in YAKURR should be mobilized to rest on those drug dispensing centres if the menance can be curtailed.

  2. Endurance Eno Omini

    It is a step in the right direction.

  3. Thanks, Hon chairman for your quick response about the present predicament we find ourselves we should remain security conscious considering the youth of this days (balsam abayakurr)

  4. Senatex Emmanuel

    Stop purporting false comments, the issue has little or no relationship with cultism. The young man in question is a hard working yong man who has demonstrated high level of modesty

    • Hon.Chairman, it is unfortunate that just
      few weeks you were sworn into office challenges such as this tend to raise their ugly heads.I believe in God and whst he can always do to arrest and put to shame enemies of progress around us.
      Firstly, I commend you for the wisdom and steadfastness in getting the situation arrested and under control.
      But, permit me to add that, you use your good office to employ the security agencies in Ugep Urban to investigate into the murder of the said young man along Idomi road so as to face the wrath of the law.
      This is necessary in case such future plans may be conceived by the perpetrators of the recent incident or any other.
      We may dissociate the victim from being member of any cult group , but his demise might.be cultic induced on the basis of conceived or selfish reasons.
      What if he lend money to someone as a hard-working young man and the person could not pay back, most deaths have been detected and discovered to be criminally minded.
      There should be proper perusal of the circumstances sounding this great loss.
      The family should be involved in the conduct of said investigation.His records of accounts should be examined including his creditors and debltors for sufficient appropriate evidence necessary for cognet and reliable investigation report.
      God will step into that situation to expose the perpetrators of such barbaric act against humanity.
      The designers of such evil act shall never see peace in their lives in the name of Jesus,Amen.
      Thank you and God bless .

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