Gunmen kill Delta community leader
Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State has announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Orhoakpor Community following the gruesome murder of Anthony Oreh, the immediate past Vice President of the community.
It was gathered that Oreh was killed by unknown assailants in the early hours of Thursday, 23 September, 2021.
Oreh was said to have been killed when he tried to broker peace during an alleged cult attack on the vigilante chairman in the community who he recently handed over to after his tenure as chairman.
In a trending video, Oreh was seen bleeding profusely from a serious head injury after which he was rushed by a sympathizer on motorcycle to a hospital where he died.
Meanwhile, following threats to the safety of lives and property in the local government, the chairman, Mr Victor Ofobrukueta, on Friday, announced the curfew in the community to span 7:00 p.m to 7:00 a.m till further notice.
The New Media and ICTs aide to the Chairman, Comrade John Jephthah, in a statement called on all police formations situated in the Orhoakpor community area to enforce the curfew.
The statement reads: “Due to the rising threats to the safety of lives and properties in Orhoakpor Community, the Ethiope East Local Government Authority has placed a curfew in Orhoakpor Community from 7pm to 7am with effect immediately,”
“In the light of above, all Police formation situated in proximity to Orhoakpor Community are hereby ordered to enforce the curfew in accordance
“Accordingly, Residents of Orhoakpor Community should endeavor to comply to enable security operatives maintain Law and Order
“Vehicular movement, inclusive of motorcycles, bicycle are also restricted in the community during these hours. Essential services and Emergencies will only be allowed movement during these hours
“Security operatives will be on patrol and routine check. They have instructions to detain anyone on the road passed 7pm without proper authorization
“I extend my condolences and deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of Mr. Anthony Oreh who was gruesomely killed at Orhoakpor Community at the early hours of Thursday, 23 September, 2021
“I want to assure the Family Members and the general Public that the Local Government Council and the Security operatives are on top gear to bring the perpetrators to Justice. God bless you.”