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By Awajis George

The Paramount Ruler of Ibaa and Obelle Communities in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, Eze Wobodo Jonah has read the riot act to those involved in illegal oil bunkering activities in the communities.

Eze Jonah who addressed the entire Ibaa people during a gathering with his council of Chiefs, Elders and other opinion leaders, threatened that henceforth, anyone caught involved in illegal oil bunkering will be apprehended and handed over to the law enforcement Agencies.

The Nye-Wey Ali Ibaa and Obelle said he does not want further loss of lives and property, hence the stance against illegal activities.

He warned those who see Ibaa as a place to do illegal activities to know that the end has come.

The Royal father while commiserating with the families of those that lost their loved ones during the fire outbreak at a bunkering site in the area.

Eze Jonah urged representative of the villages to take the message of the end of bunkering activities to members of their families as town crier would be directed to circulate the resolution.

In the early hours of Monday, 2nd October 2023; over fifty persons were reported to have been affected by fire explosion from site of illegal oil refining with at least thirty persons including a pregnant woman losing their lives.

Report also had it that some of the victims were burnt beyond recognition.

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