Threat To Security: Delta Council Suspends Youth Activities In Oil-Rich Uzere

Following alleged threat to security, all organized youth groups and youth activities in the troubled town of Uzere in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State have been suspended indefinitely.

BIGPEN Online understands the suspension of youths activities followed a renewed hostility in the oil rich community.

“The Isoko South Local Government Security Council arising from an Emergency Security Meeting held Monday 23rd December has suspended with immediate effect all organized community youth groups and activities in Uzere community indefinitely, Secretary to the local government council, Prince Dennis Obrogo said in a statement.

“This is sequel to the intensification of hostilities among the various sections of the youths of the Community and the attendant carnage, brigandage and arson.

“Council resolved to take appropriate action against non-adherence to this Directive”, the statement added.

BIGPEN Online recalls that Uzere had come under fire recently as unknown gunmen invaded the community inflicting injuries on many indigenes shortly after a disagreement over which faction has authority to issue marriage certificate to a newly married couple from the community.

The invasion had added a new twist to the supremacy tussle rocking the community after two monarchs laid claim to the (Ovie) throne.

In the renewed oil crisis, several houses were torched allegedly by the militia youths group who are reportedly being funded by some elements in the community.