Saturday, 9 September 2017

We are one Nigerian, but some of our Northern brothers grazing cattle's on our land are unfriendly to us

  • We need the cow and our brothers need to feed their cows.
  • Uwuilekhue expresses self on a condolence visit to family of victim murdered by herdsmen in Oben
  • Describes act as barbaric

OBEN is the highest oil producing community in Edo state and the Man murdered is one of the leaders of the community.

The Edo state NDDC commissioner Hon. Saturday Uwuilekhue on Wednesday paid a condolence visit to the family of late Efosa Alex Omoregie who was gruesomely murdered by herdsmen in Oben community of Orhionmwon local government area.

The commissioner who sympathized with family and people of Oben community expressed bitterness over the cruel manner at which a fellow Nigerian will be killed by another Nigerian in cold blood. He said it will be a disservice for NDDC not to recognize with the people of the community especially at this time of grief

Speaking "it will be out of service if I don't associate myself with Oben in this time of grief, I am here today on behalf of the Managing Director, CEO, the executive, management and board of the NDDC to commiserate with the family of Omoregie for the lost of one of their dear son who gave in to the cold arms of death, because of the nefarious activities the herdsman who comes in unannounced to our community to graze their cows. We pray that God gives the community the fortitude to bear the lost" as said by the commissioner.

"He consoled the family and described the painful act as an act of oppression "this pains because Nigeria is an indivisible society, but I cannot imagine the situation whereby a man who left his home unarmed will be attacked with arms, for me this is an act of oppression, it is unacceptable and the government, the law enforcement agencies should do something about it, because an injury to one is an injury to all, today it is the Omoregie family, who know who's family will be next" the commissioner stated. 

Uwuilekhue further promised that the family will not be abandoned as the NDDC will be part of any arrangement made for the burial of late Efosa and advised the community to come up and suggest a possible way to prevent such cruel act of the herdsmen from reoccurring again, as he believes that the Edo state government led by Mr. Godwin Obaseki will be by now thinking of a lasting solution to this, and NDDC will collaborate with the state government, not only in Oben, but Edo in general.

"Let it be known today that some of our Northern brothers are unfriendly with us which is not too good for us as one Nigerian, it is against Peace . Hence whatever action that can be taken to ensure that peace, tranquility, coherence return back to our land, we will be party to it, we will collaborate with the Edo state government to make sure peace returns" Uwuilekhue said.

After listening to Mr. Omoregie Goodwin, who is the eldest brother of late Mr. Efosa Alex Omoregie who explained how the oil community have suffered the evil act of the herdsmen for years, pleaded with the appropriate authorities to take action against the unjust murder of his brother by heardmen.

The commissioner in a reply assured that the perpetuators of the barbaric act will be brougt to book.

Uwuilekhue who was accompanied by two Orhionmwon Chairmanship aspirants Mr. Solomon Uhunmwangho and Mr. Alex Osaigbovo, Mr. Vincent Dumelo Johnson and other Orhionmwon sons, thanked the Oben people for choosing the path of peace and told them that peace will pay off, he then signed the condolence register of late Mr. Efosa Alex Omoregie.

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