Monday, October 24, 2016

When Community In Delta Held SSG Hostage

Mr Festus Ovie Agas, the Secretary to the State Government of Delta, Mr Festus Ovie Agas, is currently being held hostage in Delta State.

Osissa community in the Ndokwa-East Local Government Area of Delta State staged a protest and has held the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Festus Ovie Agas, and his convoy hostage over the alleged killing of three members of the community by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

The protesters which were numbering over one thousand intercepted the convoy of the SSG who was traveling to Asaba after spending the weekend with his family in Ughelli at about 6:55am along the Ughelli-Asaba express on Monday.

According to Punch reports, sources said other travellers, including those going to Onitsha market in Anambra State, were also trapped in the protest.

Suspected herdsmen over the weekend repeatedly invaded the agrarian community injuring at least one person.

Two members of the rampaging herdsmen who invaded the community with their cattle were nabbed by officers from the Ashaka Police Station.

According to reports, the situation took another turn Sunday evening when the herdsmen allegedly attacked again, killing at least three persons in the community.

The protesters who thronged the road blocking both lanes and demanded that Fulani herdsmen vacate their land and the killers prosecuted.