ISIOKOLO —THE spate of insecurity in Ethiope East Local Government Area continued, Wednesday, with the abduction of four travellers by a gang of hoodlums at Okurekpo community in Okpara inland, Delta State.
This came as the remains of the fifth victim killed on Tuesday by suspected herdsmen was recovered from his farm.
Speaking on the recovered corpse, a relative of one of the victims, Prince Godstime Ukuanovwe, said: “Despite reporting the matter at the Police Division, the police refused to assist in the recovery of the lifeless body hence, a search party was constituted, which recovered the corpse.”
On the abduction of the travellers made up of three males and a female, a security source in the area said the victims had a flat tyre along the community road and alighted to change it when the hoodlums struck.
The source gave the names of the victims, who were on their way to Okpara waterside when the incident occurred, asOgujove Blessing, Ejiro Solomon, Akpos Thomas and Edijana Okro.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “The victims were coming from Okpara inland heading toward Okpara-waterside when they had a flat tyre, then stopped to change it when the gunmen surrounded them and took them away.
“The car with number plate UGH 241 EY, was left at the scene of the incident with the doors flung open while a wheel spanner and other accessories where on the ground. The vehicle and all its items have been taken to the Isiokolo Police Division.”