Pirates shut down Delta Creeks, rape women as flood sacks pupils from Ukwani school

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Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

Sea Pirates Operating within Ijaw Communities in Delta state at the weekend allegedly shut down the Creeks of Egragbene through the Ramos River in Burutu and Bomadi Local Government Areas of the state as various Communities within the two coucils were attacked during the process

It was gathered that pirates stormed the communities with guns, shooting sporadically including kidnapping and robbing indigenes who were on sight at gunpoint but insiders said that the pirates also allegedly raped women and girls even as workers of the multinational oil Companies in the affected Communities could not go to work at the time of the incident

Commercial farming and fishing activities have reportedly been brought to a halt just as there were no security personnel on ground to deal with the sea pirates that created palpable tension in the areas But Eyewitness Miracle Ebi said that indigenes and residents were afraid to speak to Journalists for fear of being attacked

Some people within the areas who spoke to our reporter on condition of anonymity said that the Jonit taskforce (JTF) Army , Navy, others were nowhere to be found, adding that the sea pirates raid them every day and night including killing many of the people in the areas.

In swift reaction, the state Commissioner of Police, Adeleke Adeyinka said that he needed to have holistic view of the area, adding that if the situation was getting worse, the Police will do everything possible to ensure that the menace is brought to nomarlcy and assured that the police will continue to Protect the lives of the people including their Properties

Meanwhile, Primary School in Umuebu Community in Ukwani Local Government Area of Delta state have stayed away from school following devastating flood in the area which swept away several houses including Properties of the school

Joel Okanyi leader in the Community who spoke to Journalists in the area said that the flood had cut off the community from neighboring areas , adding that the flood destroyed works on the untarred portion of the second phase of the Community road under construction as the lack of access roads in the area had also denied indigenes from accessing the Community health centers for medical treatment.

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