By Uruemu Joseph,
NATIONAL coordinator of Elohim Political Forum, EPF, Prince Emmanuel Omote has called on the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Hafiz Inuwa to rejig the the security approach in combating crime Ughelli North and South Local Government Areas in the state.
Addressing newsmen over the high rate of assassination and kidnapping in Ughelli North and South LGAs, Omote said, “Our people can no longer sleep with the eyes close because the two local government areas have become a battle front for criminals.
It would be recalled that in the month of January, 2020, Mr. Paul Onomuakpokpo a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP was assassinated in Olomu kingdom and another woman identified as Mrs. Agnes Atiku kidnapped from her residence at Oguname-Olomu.
It was also gathered that, another man whose name could not be ascertained by this reporter narrowly escaped being assassinated but receives gun shot injuries and was rushed to the hospital for treatment by Olomu Vigilante chairman.
According to Omote, The recent happenings in Ughelli North and South LGAs is causing major concern for the people because businesses are not longer thriving as it use to be.
“The rate of insecurity is alarming in these areas, in Ughelli South, last month, Paul Onomuakpokpo was killed by unknown persons and within interval of days or weeks, Mrs. Agnes Atiku was kidnapped and presently, we held that another person just escaped assassination attempt and he is receiving treatment from gunshot wounds.
“In Ughelli North, the story is the same, at the Oteri-Ughelli axis it has been the case of either kidnap or attempt murder.
“I am appealing to the state Commissioner of Police, local government chairmen of these areas and other security agents to rejig the security approach towards the combating of crime because we can no longer sleep with our eyes closed.”
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