Following the failure of the Delta State governor Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa to address the menace of the rampaging Fulani militias, Osissa Community, Ndokwa East local government area has taken hostage one of Okowa’s aides, Barr. Festus Ovie Agas, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG).
It was gathered that the herdsmen murdered three indigenes of Osissa which led to a protest by some youths of the community to the express and coincidentally blocked Agas who was on his way back to Asaba.
The incident happened on Monday 31 October, when the protesters which were numbering over one thousand intercepted the convoy of the SSG who was traveling to Asaba after spending the weekend with his family in Ughelli at about 6:55am along the Ughelli-Asaba express on Monday.
It could not be ascertained if the SSG has been released even as sources said other travellers, including those going to Onitsha market in Anambra State, were also trapped in the protest.
Suspected herdsmen over the weekend repeatedly invaded the agrarian community injuring at least one person.
Two members of the rampaging herdsmen who invaded the community with their cattle were nabbed by officers from the Ashaka Police Station.
According to reports, the situation took another turn Sunday evening when the herdsmen allegedly attacked again, killing at least three persons in the community.
The protesters who thronged the road blocking both lanes and demanded that Fulani herdsmen vacate their land and the killers prosecuted.