|Rt. Hon. Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State|
The situation had provoked suspicion as to what is in the offing in the two Nembe brotherly communities.
According to the report, Wednesday, the Nembe road under construction had attracted motor bike operators, popularly called Okada riders to ply the road, lifting commuters to and from Nembe/Emakalakala, the problem identified by Bassambiri based Okada riders
was that they needed to build a wooden bridge to Bassambiri to lift and to drop commuters direct instead of to pass through neighbouring Ogbolomabiri.
While the said project was being executed by the Bassambiri Okada men those of Ogbolomabiri were said to have taken offense and had staged an attack against them, used a motor saw to cut down the bridge which culminated in a reprissal that generated tension between the two communities. It was reported that it took the intervention of the Joint Task Force (JTF) to bring sanity and peace in the land.
The Thursday episode came as a surprise when there was no further crisis at the home level. An eye witness who spoke to Golden pen In confidence narrated her ordeal and expressed concern over the incident, while calling on government to intervern immediatly.