Saturday, 23 November 2013
AKEINFA, AGUDAMA-EPIE CLASH IN BAYELSA, AVOIDABLE-BEKEZIBE
The fierce battle the people of Akenfa and Agudama-Epie in the oil rich capital city of Bayelsa in the Niger Delta region had been described as avoidable. Speaking to Golden Pen on the battle that claimed 9 lives and hospitalised many in hospitals and private clinics in different parts of the state, a young opinion leader who gave his name simply as, Bekezibe said he was not happy over the security lapses that engulfed the two communities in what he described as a war. Mr. Bekezibe said, it was a big surprise that, the security outfit "DOUAKPO" did not do anything to stop the crisis, which according to him was avoidable. He went further to state that gone are the days when it was uneasy to get infortion, but not this digital,gsm era where in a state capital like Yenagoa, people carried guns and cutlasses to break the law with impunity, killing and inflicting injury on each other.Mr. Bekezibe who commended the state governor, Henry Seriake Dickson on his clean bill security profile called on the state government to constitute a panel to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the war and also probe into the security lapses in the area. It will be recalled that the two commonities went on rampage over a pieace of land last Friday carrying dangeraous weapons for war,a brotherly war that claimed 9 lives while some are stilll critical conditions, Bekeziba concluded.