Reports reaching GbaramatuVoice news desk indicate that two young men from Gbaramatu kingdom who were going about their normal business have been abducted by armed youths suspected to be from Aladja community, Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.
Reports further indicate that the young men, Samuel Monday, 37, and Solomon Ikoto, 38, were abducted around 1:00pm, at Ovwian river, Delta State.
At the time of filing the report, a reliable source who spoke with GbaramatuVoice on condition of anonymity said the young men whereabouts is still unknown, fearing that they might have been killed.
Reacting, a community leader, Chief Fineman Ibime expressed shock over the incident, describing the two young men as easy going and peaceful.
According to him, the two young men left home to do some business transactions in Warri and have not since returned home.
“They left our community Opuede to run some business in Warri and its environs only for us to receive message from our people that the two young men have been taken away by Aladja youths.
“We do not believe that Aladja youths who are having land dispute with our brothers from Ogbe-Ijoh kingdom have killed our boys. We are expecting them to release our boys without further delay because if any thing happened to our boys, it will not augur well, that I can assure Aladja people and the government of Delta State”, he said.
Chief Ibime called on Delta State Acting Governor, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro and elders of Aladja community to prevail on their youths to release the two young men in order to forstall peace.
Recall, there has been lingering land dispute between Aladja community and Ogbe-Ijoh which resulted in loss of lives and properties worth millions of naira.
GbaramatuVoice efforts to reach Delta State Police Command Public Relations Officer to react to the incident proved abortive as the officer’s telephone number was not reachable as at when filing this report.