There is palpable tension in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State following the butcher of Mr. Ebitebe Wisdom, an Ijaw Indigene from Egbema Kingdom by men from the Nigerian Vigilante Group, Udu Chapter.
A source who hinted The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide but would not want his name to mentioned in print had told our reporter that Mr. Ebitebe Wisdom who stays in Udu was returning home after his activities for the day when he was questioned by the purported Vigilante members around his area about 9:30pm on Sunday night.
Our source narrated that there was mild argument between Wisdom and the Vigilante members owing to the fact that they are people he also knows in his area.
It was gathered that while other eye witnesses tries to calm the situation down from escalating, it was at that point that a member of the Vigilante group butchered Ebitebe Wisdom on his hand, leaving him in a pool of blood.
However, our source said another Ijaw son who was on the scene trying to cool the situation down also sustained injury during the process.
Nevertheless, Ebitebe who was bleeding was able to reach out to his Ijaw friends and brothers in Udu that came out to assist him around 2pm in the night.
Meanwhile, Ebitebe has been taken to an undisclosed hospital where he is said to be responding to treatment as at the time of filling this report.
However, Ijaw sons and daughters are now thronging Udu Road now to seek justice on the matter, adding that a complain has already been lodged at the Police station.
Similarly, Vigilantes in Udu had in November 2020 shot and killed an Ijaw lady identified as Miss Sovereignty Iseregbe in Udu without any justice till this moment.
Ijaw Indigenes in Udu had expressed worry over the activities of Vigilantes in Udu and their actions towards the Ijaw people in the area, stressing that too much activities of such has been happening in the Area.
All efforts geared towards reaching out to the Vigilantes in Udu to hear their own side of the story have been unsuccessful.
This is a developing story, more details later……..