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Okowa’s aide, group protest against killings in Sapele
By Ekoko Rita
THE Senior Special Adviser on security matters, SSA, to the Delta State Governor, Mr Omasan Mabiaku and the Save Sapele Group have protested against recent killings in Sapele.
The group mobilized hundreds of youths, who went round the streets of Sapele in Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State carrying placards with inscriptions such as: “Say no to Yahoo plus,” “Say no to rituals killings, armed robbery and kidnapping;” and chanting songs that “enough is enough;” and that the peace of Sapele Local Government must be restored.
The SSA to the Delta State Governor, while addressing journalists said: “Three days ago some Yahoo boys went round the streets of Sapele to protest against their arrest by EFCC, but we are not in support of Yahoo; we condemn it. Sapele is known for peace and a very peaceful town before now but today we hear about killings, stealing and kidnapping we condemn it.
“We came out to make the world know that Sapele is not known for violence, Cyber crime or Yahoo Yahoo. We are against Yahoo because they are the people killings our girls for ritual purposes. Some of the boys involved in this crimes are not from this town, Sapele is like a hiding place for them,” he added.
He said he has written a report and that he believed that the police are doing their investigations and anybody that is caught will face the law; adding that Sapele residents should be rest assured that they will leave no stone unturned and peace will be restored.
Comrade Sako Ese the secretary to the Save Sapele Group also addressing journalists said Sapele was known to be very peaceful but recently killings, ritual cases, kidnapping, armed robbery, are on the increase.
“The deaths are getting too many and this has to stop. We are protesting against the killers because enough is enough. We want peace to be restored to Sapele, so that we can leave like brothers and sisters,” he said.
He however advised the government to create jobs for the youths and also encouraged the youths to decease from craving for materials things, because anyone caught, will face the law.