Egbema Killing: Be Responsible In Securing The Lives Of Deltans, IYC Tells Okowa

By Binebai Princewill 

The Western Zone Leadership of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) have called on His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to take charge in securing the lives of Deltans across the state. The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide can report.

This was contained in a statement signed by the duo of Dr. Comr. Doubra Collins Okotete and Comr. Lugard Izoukumor, Chairman and information officer of Western Zone respectively. 

The Western Zone IYC is reacting following the killing of Mr. Yen Iteli by unknown gunmen in the area, describing the spate of insecurity in the state as unbearable. 

The statement also maintained that Mr. Lucky Iteli and Gbedi Lagbo are critically injured during the attack. 

The statement reads in full below:

June 26, 2021

Press Statement 

Murder of a ‘member in peacekeeping force vigilante’: A bad omen, IYC Western Zone says 

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The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Western Zone, on Saturday in Warri expressed shock over the gruesome murder of a member of a Peacekeeping Force Vigilante by unknown gunmen in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State.

*Mr. Yen Iteli was shot dead, whilst Mr. Lucky Iteli and Gbedi Lagbo are critically injured. 

IYC Western Zone, opined that, indeed, it is a bad omen. Hence, it condemns it in its entirety, and called on security operatives that are saddled with the responsibility of protecting lives and properties—to ensure the perpetrators of this dastardly act are brought to justice. 

Furthermore, IYC Western Zone charges Governor Ifeanyi Okowa not to shy away from his responsibility as the Chief Security Officer of Delta State. The insecurity in Delta is becoming unbearable. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa should put up a strong security architecture on Delta State water-ways to ensure the safety of lives and properties. In a similar vein, IYC Western Zone sympathizes with the immediate family of the deceased and the entire Egbema Youth Council.

Finally, IYC Western Zone warns those perpetrating these heinous crimes to desist, repent and join forces with other well-meaning youths to strive and ensure a crime free environment that will attract meaningful development. 

Signed: for IYC Western Zone

Dr Doubra Collins Okotete, Chairman and

Comrade Lugard Izoukumor, Information Officer

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