By Temi Boyo
This is the second ban on movement along Warri North waterways and coming after unprovoked attacks on security agents, who were on routine patrol along the Benin River axis on Thursday night, were carried out by unknown snippers, which killed six security agents.
Asekutu, in a statement, described the recent attacks as unfortunate, and assured the people that the council was doing all it could, in consultation with the relevant security agencies, to bring about a complete restoration of normalcy to waterways.
“It would be recalled that there was a blockade of the waterways by the military about a week ago, and was relaxed after consultation with them; this ugly incident has once again prompted the security men to lay siege on the waterways for this second time
“Being that as it may, the military is bent on unravelling the masterminds of this dastardly acts, their motives, as well as their sponsors and accomplices if any,” Asekutu noted.
He regretted the challenges posed by the recent ban, but called on the people to be supportive of the military, who he said, were doing all it could to bring down the perpetrators of the recent killing of the six security agents.
The chairman, however, appealed to people to keep the peace, and refrain from carrying out any form of protest or procession march in area, arguing that the situation on ground called for prayers and support for the security agencies.
He noted that the military wished the good people of Egbema to know that they were not at war with them, but reiterated their commitment to unmasking the identity of the criminals was on course.