A Warri based Human Rights Activist, Comrade Israel Joe, has said that the sum of One Hundred Thousand naira was paid as ransom to suspected Fulani herdsmen who allegedly kidnapped two workers at a site in Asaba, Delta State.

Joe said, “100k was paid to the kidnappers. Two of them are workers in the site.

“The OC Anti-Kidnap and CP Hafiz are fully aware as they followed up the processes.”

In a chat with Our Correspondent via WhatsApp, Joe said the incident occurred three days ago.

According to Joe, “Delta state government has failed to address the problems of insecurity leading to high rate of robbery and kidnappings in the state. Just three days ago, we went to pay ransom to Fulani herdsmen that kidnapped worker in our site in Asaba.”

On his assessment of the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State Government, Joe said,”We haven’t also see viable infrastructural development in the state leading to industrial revolution.

“Delta State is gradually turning into a residential area without companies and industries occasioned by illegal youths activities of ‘deve’ collections.”

He, however, said Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa has done well empowering a few youths in the State.

He added that the governor has tarred some roads in the State saying,”And we are happy with some certain motorable roads in the State.”

Joe also urged the Delta State Government to do more with the little time left in order to engage our youths meaningfully in other to dissuade the minds of youths who have now resorted into cyber crime, drug abuse and prostitution.

When contacted, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, in a telephone chat with Our Correspondent in Warri said, she has no answer to a text message earlier sent to her on the matter.

DSP Onovwakpoyeya who spoke in pidgin English language said, “I see your text message but I nor get answer to the text message. Until I find out.”


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