Chief Frank Kokori

Chief Frank Kokori, the former General Secretary of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas, NUPENG and elder statesman, has raised an alarm about the continued attacks by suspected armed herdsmen in parts of Delta State, saying that the state was fast becoming an epicentre of herdsmen in the South-South region of the country.

Kokori therefore called on all respective authorities charged with the responsibilities in maintaining security and peace in the delta to be alive to their responsibilities.

He particularly called on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to leave up to expectation by ensuring that the lives of all Deltans count by putting necessary security infrastructure to guarantee peace in Delta state.

Armed Fulani Herdsmen

He said: “This is a siege on Delta State and I am calling on the governor and his people, executive, to tackle this matter seriously because the people are starting to lose confidence in the ability of the government to protect them which is one of the cardinal objectives of a government.

“They should not make Delta State the epicentre of herdsmen menace in the South-South  that cannot be controlled. “As an elder statesman, I am saddened because every day, herdsmen are marauding the length and breadth of the state and the state is fast becoming the epicentre of herdsmen killings and kidnappings in the entire South-South.’’