IYC Demands Justice Over Gruesome Killing of Farmer in Ondo, Calls For Calm in Okomu

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The Ijaw Youth Council, Western Zone has condemned in strong terms gruesome murder of one Mr. O. Toyo in Igbobini community in Apoi, Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

This is as the youth body called on security authorities to fish out perpetrators of the dastardly act and mete out appropriate justice on them.

Daily Report Nigeria gathered that Toyo was murdered while working on his farm on Thursday 6, June 2024.

The statement signed by Comrades Nicholas Igarama – Chairman, Ebi Joshua Olowolayemo – Secretary, and Tare Magbei – Information Officer respectively, reads;

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“The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Western has condemned in strong term the heinous act of annihilating one of our own, Mr. O. Toyo by their Irele(Ikale) neighbours over a farmland ownership tussle.

“Mr. O. Toyo was ambushed and killed while working on his farm in an unprintable manner. Until his murder, Mr. O. Toyo was a peace loving man from Igbobini Town in Apoi Clan of the Western Zone of Council.

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“The callous act of taking the life of an Ijaw Man is unacceptable to us as Council and ethnic nationality, the zone is pained, to avoid taking laws into our hands which would amount to break down of law and order, we therefore call on Ondo State government and all relevant security formations to fish out the assailants for justice to be served so as to prevent any reprisal attacks.

“An injury to an Ijaw man anywhere is injury to Ijaw man everywhere,” it added.

Meanwhile, the IYC Western Zone has also called for peace and calm in Okomu Clan in Edo State following an alleged breakdown of law and order by suspected hoodlums.

The incident which ocured on Friday June 7, 2024, is said to have witnessed the hoodlums engage in a gun duel with soldiers on patrol around the community.

“We use this medium to call for calm and peace in Okomu over the reported breakdown of law and order in the community caused by suspected hoodlums.

“We also call on security authorities to investigate and unravel the true state of things towards and seek ways to restore law and orderliness in Okomu.

“Ijaws are peaceful people, and by this, we call on our brothers across the zone to always maintain peace and to not be found wanting against the law.”

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Written by Tare Magbei

Tare Magbei is a media practitioner with Daily Report Nigeria.

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