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The normally sleepy community of Orozo have been thrown into panic following the brutal murder of a local Christian man last night along the Nyanya – Karshi road.

The brutal murder occurred immediately following the conclusion of the Nigeria vs Tunisa football match at about 10pm.

According to eyewitnesses, the victim had approached his vehicle to open the door to his car when he was approached by three local Okada riders who engaged in a shouting match with the victim. As the victim ignored the three Okada boys – and proceeded to open the door to his vehicle, more Okada boys arrived and circled the victim. the victim asked the Okada operators what they wanted – and immediately they withdrew their daggers and began stabbing the victim violently. The stabbing was continuous until the victim collapsed to the ground.

While on the ground the Okada boys who were proclaiming “Allah is Great” proceeded to hold the victim by his legs and by his arms. They stretched him on the road as the remainder of the Okada boys rode their Okada motorcycles on top of the victim till the victim gave up the ghost.

When the Okada boys noticed the victim has died. They dragged his dead body to the other side of the road. They then withdrew petrol from the motorcycles and poured it on the dead body and lit the body on fire.

As the body burned, the Okada boys danced around the burning body in jubilation shouting “Allah is Great”.

The police arrived…

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Madam Ekioukere Foster hails from Bayelsa State but resident in Bomadi, headquarters of Bomadi Local Government of Delta State. A few weeks ago, she was among thousands of beneficiaries of starter packs distributed by the Presidential Amnesty Programme to empower residents of communities impacted during the Niger Delta crises. Since luck visited her through the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Amnesty Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Dokubo, the 57-year-old woman has been consumed by joy and a burning zeal for a new life fired by hope.

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On June 7, 2018, he met with over 30 Phase One leaders of Niger Delta ex-agitators at the Abuja Sheraton Hotels and Towers in furtherance of his peace efforts, and parleyed 70 Phase Two and Three leaders the next day at same venue. He had earlier hosted the leadership of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), and visited a former Federal Commissioner for Information and respected Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, in his determination to deepen peace in the Niger Delta.

 

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