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COMMUNITY REPORT

Military Invasion: We Don’t Harbour Militants, Delta, Bayelsa Communities Cry Out

Military Invasion: We Don’t Harbour Militants, Delta, Bayelsa Communities Cry Out

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Communities in the waterways of Letugbene, Bilibiri, Amatu and others in the coastal areas of Bayelsa and Delta states have cried out to military authorities over continued siege on their homeland by soldiers reportedly hunting for militants. The communities said that following the siege to Ijaw communities, many women and children were trapped in the forest and denied access to food, five days after soldiers barricaded the waterways in search of suspected militants that killed a soldier, last Thursday. However, the leadership of Bilabiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Tuesday told journalists that the suspected militants were not from the community. Chairman of Bilabiri Community Development Committee, CDC, Mr Ebimobowei Deboh, in a statement ...
Tension Brews In Warri Over Whereabouts Of Two Abducted Ijaw Youths

Tension Brews In Warri Over Whereabouts Of Two Abducted Ijaw Youths

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Release our boys dead or alive - Opuede community chairman   Palpable tension is brewing in oil rich Warri, Delta State over the alleged abduction of two Ijaw youths from Opuede community, Gbaramatu Kingdom by armed men suspected to be youths from Aladja community. The victims simply identified as Solomon Ikoto, and Samuel Ebimajor  were reportedly seized along Ovwain River on their way back from Ovwain-Aladja to Ogbe-Ijoh market where they ply their trade as boat riders. Ovwain-Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh people are currently at dagger drawn over protracted boundary dispute. However, following the development, fear heightened on Saturday in the area as local sources confirmed that the middle-aged aged youths, who hail from Opuede in Gbaramatu Kingdom and Egbema communities in Warri N
Fresh Toxic Waste Allegedly Dumb In Delta, As Community Claims Compromise

Fresh Toxic Waste Allegedly Dumb In Delta, As Community Claims Compromise

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One of Dump sites Substances suspected to be toxic waste has been allegedly dumped by an unidentified company into swampy pits in Egbeleku community in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State, BigPen Online has learnt. Local sources alleged that the community leadership had compromised and took a bribe of N5.5 million to allow the company dumped the waste freely in the community. The development which is currently causing controversy in the area was reportedly kept secret from the public as the locals claim they are under threats not to disclose the dump site to the media. Sources however revealed that the company dumping the waste has several sites around the area where they dump the waste unhindered. The dumping of the waste substances on the sites started about a
Fear Of Ritual Killings Grip Residents Of Warri As Mother Of Two Found Dead In A Bridge

Fear Of Ritual Killings Grip Residents Of Warri As Mother Of Two Found Dead In A Bridge

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Fear of possible ritual killing has gripped residents of Otokutu and its neighbouring communities of Ugbromo and Ugbolokposo both in Ughelli South and Uvwie Council Areas of Delta State following the discovery of a lifeless body of a middle-aged woman at the popular Otokutu bridge along the DSC Expressway on Monday morning. The development which is already causing uncertainty in the area was said to have occurred Sunday night but residents discovered the lifeless body of the victim Monday morning. The woman which some eyewitnesses simply identified as Amanda was a mother of two and was alleged to have been murdered by unknown assassins on Sunday night before being dumped along the bridge. A source told newsmen at the scene of the incident that the deceased must have been murde...
Warri Prison In Oil Rich Delta An Eyesore!

Warri Prison In Oil Rich Delta An Eyesore!

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Images showing Warri prison in oil rich Delta state as an eyesore has surface. The Nigerian Prison Service, located in Okere in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State is seriously congested and in a deplorable state. The Prison which currently houses more than a thousand five hundred inmates usually suffers lack of water supply as a result of poor electricity. Consequently, the entire prison is often in darkness even as there is no generating set to power or pump water. The toilet facilities are in a bad shape in addition to poor sanitary condition of the prisons. Inadequate accommodation for the inmates is another source of worry as there are no enough office spaces for prison officials. Prison officials cannot even attend to visitors while more than forty ...
Tension As Suspected Sea Pirates Kill Boy, 20, Mother In Delta

Tension As Suspected Sea Pirates Kill Boy, 20, Mother In Delta

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Palpable tension has gripped residents of Ayakoromo community in Burutu Council Area of Delta State following the reported killing of a 48 year-old woman identified as Anetorufa Mokor and her son, Timi Enai, by gunmen suspected to be sea pirates. Punch newspaper reports that the incident occurred on Monday night at a fishing camp located in Ayakoromo creek, where the two victims had gone for fishing that evening. Sources told our correspondent the bandits, who came in 200-horsepower speedboat, repeatedly shot the deceased, who were preparing to embark on an evening fishing and ensured they died before leaving the scene. The sources added that the woman’s son (Timi) was in his late 20s and had been fishing at the camp with his mother for years. Giving details of the attack
Bizarre! Woman Wake Up From Her Dream, Bath A Teenage Girl With Acid

Bizarre! Woman Wake Up From Her Dream, Bath A Teenage Girl With Acid

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A woman wake up from her dream and bath a young girl with acid. That's strange is it? How? She had a nightmare where she dreamt the teenage girl wanted to snatched her husband. And when she woke up, she committed the crime of which she would be arraigned tomorrow (Thursday) in Asaba, Delta State capital. The 'evil' married woman is identified as Mrs. Stella Ifeoma Agbo, a wife of a taxi driver who hails from Enugu state. And her victim, a 17 year old, Miss Judith John Paul, an indigene of Isoko, also in Delta State. She recently made distinction in her West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, WASSCE. BigPen Online learnt Mrs. Agbo, a resident of Okpanam community, in Oshimili North local government area of Delta state woke up from the dream world and c...
Delta Councilor Donates Text Books To Schools

Delta Councilor Donates Text Books To Schools

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The Councilor representing the people of Kunukunuma Ward 17 inWarri South-West Local Government Council in Delta State, Hon.Donkumo Maxwell Aru has donated volumes of school books and other educational materials to two primary schools in Delta State. The donations, Aru said was part of his contribution to develop the elementary primary education which is the bedrock of any society. "This donation has the ability to encourage human capital development in the nearest future”, Ara said. The items, reportedly worth millions of naira were given to pupils of Jei-Jei and Kunukunuma Federated Communities in Gbaramatu Kingdom. While presenting the text books to Jei-Jei and Ogen Primary Schools today, Aru stated that the donation is his own way of encouraging educational growths with
How Okowa’s Administration Is Grounding Warri Central Hospital Heavily Invested On By Uduaghan 

How Okowa’s Administration Is Grounding Warri Central Hospital Heavily Invested On By Uduaghan 

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Warri Central Hospital doctors, nurses, and other medical staff have lamented the dilapidated state of the hospital, accusing Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of gross negligence and allowing the hospital to rot away. Reports quoted a medical doctor attached to the hospital as saying that Mr. Okowa has ignored medical workers’ pleas to renovate the run-down hospital. “Warri Central Hospital is a mess. How can a state governor who claimed to be a medical doctor abandon and neglect everything concerning the hospital?” he said. “The Okowa government has done nothing in the health sector. Pay a visit here and you will weep for patients for lack of facilities in the hospital. Do you know we have 15 generating plants in this very hospital? Yet we use rechargeable lights in the h
Suspicion Of Ritual Killings Fueled In Death Of Two Delta Students In Gbagi’s Hotel Pool

Suspicion Of Ritual Killings Fueled In Death Of Two Delta Students In Gbagi’s Hotel Pool

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The alleged surge in killing of people with albinism, whose body parts are used in ritual practices has fueled suspicious in the death of two students at a popular hotel in Warri, Delta State, BigPen Online has learnt. The circumstances surrounding the death of the two students, identified as Samson Omagbemi(15) and Darlington Taire(15) reportedly found dead in Golden Tulip, Effurun, near Warri in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, belonging to former Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi remain shrouded in mystery. But family source had raised concerns of possible killing for ritual practice of the students at the hotel which was coincidentally sealed off by operatives of Federal Inland Revenue Service on Tuesday June 13 over alleged tax default after ...