*KIDNAPPED A BUSINESS MAN
*SHOT AND INJURED DISPLACED INDIGENES OF UGBOEGUNGUN COMMUNITY
|Mr. Gbekele Omonuberu|
|Mr. Eric Otsema Asawa|
The incident according to an eye-witness account which also led to some of the victims sustaining machete cuts, took place at the early hours of Tuesday May 12, 2020.
The matter has since been reported to the Area Commander, Nigerian Police, Burutu who directed that Mr. Eric Asawa who sustained a big cut in his left hand as a result of the gun shot, be taken to Warri Central Hospital for treatment. As at the time of filing this report, no arrest has been made. Also Ugboegungun Community Leaders could not be reached for comments as at press time.
It would be recalled that Ugboegungun Community invasion of February 2018 resulted in the forceful ejection of over 70% of members and residence of the Community and all efforts of the team sent by the Inspector General of Police, the Joint Task Force set up by the Delta State Government, efforts by the Olu of Warri and the Warri High Court order directing all displaced persons to return to their settlement in Ugboegungun Community as well as the AIG Benin City order for people to return to their Community failed as those that have attempted to return are beaten and forced to return back to their refugee life in different parts of Nigeria.
The refugees of Ugboegungun numbering over three hundred persons who have been deprived from entering their own community for over three years are now calling on the Olu of Warri, well meaning Nigerians and the Delta State Government to come to their aide by returning them to their home land in Ugboegungun Community and ensure safety of lives and property as well as law and order in the Community.