Ken Ande

It is very unfortunate that SARS in its recent operations has become a big menace for Rivers people, but more alarming is the fact that top-guns in the state are busy playing politics with it while innocent people die in the filthy hands of these nefarious bloodthirsty crooks day in day out.

Secret Reporters gathered that the heinous members of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS on Friday November 10th, 2017, killed in cold blood three innocent indigenes of Khana LGA on the very Black Friday the people of Ogoniland were marking the murder Of Ken Saro Wiwa.

Bariledum Cornelius (17), Ewornubari Lebari (21) and Neebee Baah (22) all of Luebe Town in Khana LGA of Rivers State, did not know that coming out on the night of Friday, November 10th, 2017 to man the barricaded farm road boundary of their community as vigilantes would be the end of their journey in this world.

These innocent young men ran out of luck when they met murderous men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, led by one Sergeant Rufus who were escorting illegal oil bunkering consignment through their community, the boys as a routine stopped the SARS operatives with flashlight to know what they were conveying through their community, but the government agents who perceived that their sins have caught up with them opened fire on them instead, three of them died on the spot while others sustained severe injuries while running for their lives.

Secret Reporters also learnt that the criminal minded SARS operatives after their trigger-happy display gathered the corpses of those they killed, poured crude oil on them with vicious intent to burn and reduce them to ashes, but when they heard the voices of the villagers approaching the fled the scene.

A source who is also an indigene of Khana LGA after the incident said “Some politically intoxicated folks see the cry against atrocities committed by SARS as endorsement of a particular political party and attack on the other, very unfortunate I must admit. Before Sergeant Rufus and his men killed those boys, they did not ask them the political party they are supporting, Rivers people when are we going to put on our thinking caps?”

When the SARS Commander of Rivers State, Akin Fakorede, was contacted he denied the involvement of his men in the killing, despite witnesses from Luebe town and its neighboring communities who confirmed that the cold-hearted Sergeant Rufus and his gang have been in the act of providing security for oil thieves in the area.

Fortunately after the intervention of the CTC Chairman of Khana LGA and Luebe community leaders, the Bori Division of the Nigerian Police fished out Rufus and his men on Saturday. As at the time of this report they have been transferred to State CID, Port Harcourt for interrogation, with many villagers especially the family of the bereaved keeping their fingers crossed and hoping the law will take its full course and the matter won’t be swept under the carpet like several other cases.


There are indications that all is not well in Cross River State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over claims by the state’s National Assembly Caucus of highhandedness and non-inclusive congresses by Governor Ben Ayade.

The lawmakers from the state in a letter to the National Chairman of the PDP dated October 12, 2017 warned that unless something urgently is done to remedy the situation, the party stands a poor chance in the 2019 elections.

The letter signed by nine legislators led by Senator Rose Oko (Cross River North) accused the governor of hijacking the state congresses to the exclusion of stakeholders.

“We bring to your attention the state of the structure of the PDP in Cross River State. The 2016 party congresses ostensibly saw the election of new officials for the state, local government area and ward executive officers for the party. There was however an aberration in the manner the congresses were done, as it excluded party stakeholders and elders across the state that became tantamount to a selection rather than an election. The implication of this is that there is now a general apathy (sic) and despondency among party members in the state, most of whom have felt the need to move out of the party to other parties, and indeed have done so,” the petition reads.

The aggrieved lawmakers stated that despite several meetings with the governor and which had in attendance Sen. Ben Obi, National Secretary of the PDP, former Governor Liyel Imoke and the three senators from the state, Ayade had remained unmoved to make the process more inclusive and transparent.

According to them, Senator Owan Enoh decamped to the APC for the non-inclusive congress, fearing that if the situation is not addressed, members of the party could leave for other parties.

The petition was signed by Senator Rose Oko, Senator Gershom Bassey, Hon. Ayibe Ngoro, Hon. Bassey Eko Ewa, and Hon. Daniel Asuquo.

Others include, Hon. Eja Mbora, Hon. Jarigbe Agom, Hon. Essien Ayi and Hon. Legor Idagbo.


By Wilson Osemele Jnr

The DBIR Executive Board Chairman Sir Monday John Onyeme has fulfilled the Promise made to the Indigenes of Onicha-Ukwuani Community as he Renovated 6 Classrooms attached with 6 Staff Offices including a Security House, also Donated 200 Chairs And Desk to Mixed Secondary School Onicha-Ukwuani in Ndokwa West LGA.

Onyeme who disclosed this during the Commissioning of the Renovated Classrooms, Chairs/Desk said he must not wait for the Governor before he will do the needful to better the lives of the People of Onicha-Ukwuani Community, he said the Governor cannot do it all hence those appointed must Support him in rendering Services that will transform the Well-being of the People in their Constituents ” The School was in a very ugly Shape and I took it upon my self to Contribute my quota by Providing Chairs and Desk and Proceeded by the Renovation of this Classrooms though I have also built a well furnished Library for the Mixed Secondary School ” he said.

While appealing to the Hon Commissioner for Basic Education to come to their aid by Providing more teachers for the Mixed Secondary School Onicha-Ukwuani, he said this is the only Secondary School in the Community and it will be of great importance if there are more teachers to take the subjects offer by the Students ” there is still more work to done and I believe with the Presence of the Hon Commissioner for Basic Education the fortunes of Mixed Secondary School Onicha-Ukwuani will be secured ” Onyeme enthused.

The Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education Hon Chiedu Ebie while Commissioning the Renovated Classrooms, Chairs and Desk commended the kind-heartedness and Commitment to Service delivery of Sir Monday John Onyeme, he describe Onyeme as a very reliable and Committed Personality who means excellently well for his People.

He maintained that the Okowa’s led administration came into office at a time when the nation is experiencing recession which has caused a sharp decline in the Allocation received from the Federal Government and also the workforce of the State is so heavy that is why the State has not embark on recruitment, he Promised to deploy more teachers to the Mixed Secondary School Onicha-Ukwuani as he advised the Principal of the School to always write to his office whenever they have any challenge.