By Godwin Oghre
Sapele—Barely a week after a lorry crushed a pregnant woman, the people of Oghara, headquarters of Ethiope West Local Government Area, Delta State, have again been thrown into another mourning, as daredevil robbers, numbering about 20, yesterday, invaded the town and killed a vigilante member, one Mr. Kingsley Awinore, popularly called, Aboki.
The commissioner representing Sapele, Okpe and Ethiope West Zone on the Board of Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Dr Henry Ofah, told Vanguard in Oghara, that the victim was shot dead close to his house, while he was returning from a rescue mission in the neighborhood, were the robbers had launched an attacked and shot sporadically for over 30 minutes.
Ofah said the victim, who had two wives and children was a prominent member of the Oghara Vigilante group and had lived a dedicated live to the service of his community; noting that the people of Oghara would miss his anti-robbery stance.
He noted that robberies and kidnappings had been on the increase in the community in recent times despite the heavy presence of security agencies, including, the Oghara naval headquarters, the Nigerian Police Force, mopol unit and army detachment in the area.
A senior police officer at the Oghara Police Station who did not want his name in print told this reporter, that the police in Oghara was working hard to track down the robbers.