Group Dares Okowa: We’ll take laws into our hands, if you don’t ensure our resettlement

A group, Diebiri Progressive Initiative, DPI, has threatened Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa that they will take


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Group Dares Okowa: We’ll take laws into our hands, if you don’t ensure our resettlement
Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa

A group, Diebiri Progressive Initiative, DPI, has threatened Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa that they will take laws into their hands if the state government does not as a matter of urgency resettle the people of Diebiri Community, Warri South-West Government Area, whose ancestral home was reportedly sacked during a communal clash between Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja communities 23 years ago. 

 

The group in a communique signed by Comrade Peter Egberibo, Comrade Esegha Werinina and Comrade Quinton Tekedor, Chairman, Secretary and PRO respectively, stated that the people of Diebiri Community have been cut off from participating in the political affairs of the state, just as they alleged that Diebiri indigenes have also been marginalized politically and economically.

 

The communique reads in part: "We have resolved that, DIEBIRI Kingdom, a Kingdom in Warri South-West Local Government Area was sacked from her ancestral land some 23 years ago because of a communal class between Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja. So we are ready to use any means possible to help ourselves, since the state government have deemed it fit not to attend to this broad day evil perpetrated by the Aladja people against the good people of DIEBIRI Kingdom. We have also resolved that, the unemployment in Batan field is so alarming, that we are ready to ask the companies within our area to do the right thing. We need to be employed adequately”.

 

"We have also resolved that, In Warri South-West Local Government Area, the DIEBIRI people have been relegated to the background, we are not in the scheme of things at all, we want the government to do the needful", the communique added.


Victory Ejoh
Special Duties Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper. I am a graduate of Mass Communication from Nigeria Institute of Journalism,NIJ,Lagos.
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