>>Isoko Sons In Govt To Meet Thursday, 26th Nov. 2020

Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA)– By Michael EKOKORUWE:

The President General of Isoko Development Union, High Chief Iduh Amadhe has called on the state government to urgently send a delegation to console the people of Oleh over the gruesome killing of the 12 indigenes of Oleh kingdom, as the women protest continues with blocking of major roads and halting of economic activities in the area.

Amadhe made the statement while appealing to the women protesters for calm at Oleh roundabout, Isoko South local government area of Delta State, just as the women vowed to continue the protest until the state government responds to their demand on quick justice over the killing of the 12 indigenes of the kingdom.

The president general stated that government is on top of the situation, assuring that justice will be served through thorough investigation, noting that the problem is not for Oleh alone, but entire Isoko nation. “It is a disgrace to entire Isoko nation, it has never happened like this in Isoko” he said.

He decried the gruesome killing saying, “how can people go to their farm and were massacred, butchered like animals. It is an abomination, even children and women were also killed”.

He maintained that a meeting of all Isoko sons in government through Isoko South local government council has been schedule to hold on Thursday, 26th of November 2020, adding that it will involve traditional rulers, cultural and religious leaders respectively.

According to Amadhe, “we shall look for traditional ways of finding lasting solution to what has happened, and while we are doing that, the Delta State government should expedite action and send delegation to come and console the community that lost their loved ones”.

Speaking to journalists, the women leader of Oleh kingdom, Mrs. Juliana Itewor stated that, the protest continued due to government negligence and lackadaisical attitude in handling the issue, stressing that the protest will continue until they get justice for the killing of the Oleh 12.

She lamented that since the killing, no government official has come to Oleh kingdom to sympathize with them over the gruesome killing, just as a pregnant woman Mrs. Egeme Oghenereke who lost her husband and six other members of her family decried the suffering and agony the killing has caused.

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Blank NEWS Online founding Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Albert Eruorhe Ograka, is a Graduate of Mass Communication. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ).

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