Insecurity heightens in Burutu, IPW sends SOS to govt

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By Ebi Perekeme

A group known as Ijaw Political Watchdog has said that security is farfetched in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta state.

In a statement made available to GbaramatuVoice on Nov. 17 and signed by Snr. Comr. Paul Akpowaide National, president of the group, said that natives of this area are not free in their farms and river due to security threats.

“It is really clear that the security is scarce in the riverine areas but particularly Burutu LGA. 

“Our parents can hardly go to river for fishing, they can’t even go to the bush to fetch for other important things for their livelihood. Our creeks and rivers have become a threat to our people,” Akpowaide said.

The story added that the natives can hardly go to the market to trade or buy due to fear of the unknown. The story said that many of the natives have been killed in the mentioned places and the government was not up to duty to protect lives and property.

“They can’t also go to the market to do their trading to take care of their families. Some of our people were killed in the river and as am talking to you, some people are missing. 

“The government is not saying anything about the security threats that are going on in Burutu LGA,” said the report. 

According to the report, “From Ekogbene river down to Tuom river, our people can’t come out to fish at night as usual. IPW is hereby calling on government to swing into action to stop this security challenges our people are facing in Burutu LGA.”