Former candidate for the House of Representatives, Isoko Federal Constituency, Joel-Onowakpo Thomas has called on the Delta State Government and security agents to as a matter of urgency fish out those responsible for the death of nine persons recently at Oleh.

Joel-Onowakpo Thomas in a statement condemned the gruesome murder of nine persons by yet-to-be established assailants in oil bearing community of Oleh in Delta state.

The deceased were reportedly killed on their farmland located between Oleh and Ozoro road on the heels of the festering land dispute between Oleh and Ozoro, both oil producing communities in the state on Friday.

Reacting to the killings, Onowakpo, in a post made on his twitter handle, called on the Delta State Government and the Security agencies to unravel the circumstances surrounding the killings with the view of fishing out the perpetrators.

He wrote: “What has happened in the Isoko ethnic nationality where unknown person(s) have killed over nine indigenes of Oleh community in the most cruel manner as a result of land dispute is condemnable”.

He said that the attack was alien to the Isoko people, noting that the incident needed to be thoroughly investigated.

“This is alien to the Isoko people and should be condemned by all well meaning persons. I am appealing to the State Government and the Security agencies to get to the root of this immediately to avoid a complete breakdown of law and order”.

While saying that the incident was condemnable, Onowakpo, however condoled the bereaved families and appealed to residents of both communities to remain calm and allow government handle the situation to avoid break down of law and order.

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