By Emma Arubi
WARRIâ€”AS oil rich Labolouseigha community in Burutu council area of Delta State bikers overÂ the authentic leaders, Elder L.T.. Oguma, has called for unity amongst them and commended the Oyangbene community for joining forces with them in their fight against land speculators.
Similarly, the people of Ekorogbene community have appealed to the state government to provide adequate security for them following alleged threat to kidnap them by some known natives of Bilizigha federated communities over land allegedly acquired by Agip Oil Company.
In a statement signed by Mr. Romeo Oyakonghan and Frederick Younmoh, they said the threat was issued at the Government House Annex, Warri, after a meeting with the Special Adviser on Oil and Gas matters to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, Mr. David Ekereokosu.
According to them, the “Bilizigha federated community persons said any Ekorogbene delegates seen around during the up-coming visitation of Mr. Ekereokosu to the communities in respect of the Agip land middle of this month would be killed or kidnapped” and therefore called on the state government to act fast for the sake of peace and harmony.
The land acquired by Agip Oil company in the area and hope for compensation has thrown up different claims of ownership, just as Elder L.T. Oguma has charged the people to consult with those versed in the affairs of Labolouseigha like himself as vital document resides with them and called for transparency in the running of the community.
He, therefore, commended Elder John Bakumo, Clement Okotete, Chief Patrick Seibi and some others, for their tireless efforts in moving the community forward.