- 1 Dead, 3 Houses burnt
The Ozizebiri community of Bayelsa State has entertained the devil to a festival of blood and destruction over a 50 Naira local bread known as Madiga.
Trouble started when a young lady who had sold a N50 Madiga bread to a new military recruit identified as Ayibakare Oguo, 26 years old, demanded her money from Oguo, a move which lend her serious beating from the Oguo.
Irritated by the action, report say, Princewill, 22, the elder brother of the young lady went to meet Oguo in anger to inquire why his sister was beaten up and a fight ensued between the two.
According to eyewitnesses, the victim, identified as Princewill, an indigene of Opuama community in the same local Government area, was killed after a fight with the Oguo.
“The accused Ayibakare was alleged to have beaten up the younger sister of the deceased over 50 Naira Madiga he bought on credit.
“So in anger the deceased went to him to inquire why his sister was beaten up and a fight ensued and that was how the deceased was stabbed to death.”
The clash has also led to burning of three houses in the community.
Confirming the development on the floor of the House of Assembly, the member representing Southern Ijaw constituency 2, Honorable Monday Obolo explained that the killing of the 22 year old has led to a reprisal attack and the burning of three houses.
According to Obolo, “Even though our traditional rulers and elders are trying to resolve the matter, angry youths from Opuama have already invaded the alleged Killer’s community and set some houses ablaze”.
Obolo, who received unanimous support from members of the House, called on security agencies in the state to deploy armed troops to the area to avoid total breakdown of law and order.
‘Madiga’ is a local bread, produced from sweet potato flour in place of wheat flour consumed mostly by the people of the Niger Delta regions of Southern Nigeria.