The Presidential aide and the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution, Barrister Okoi Obono-Obla has reacted to the death of his nephew, Mr. Jude Iroh Junior suspected to be a member of the Supreme Vikings Confraternity.
Mr. Jude was killed in the brouhaha during a renewed fight between the Vikings and the Black Axe Confraternity at the the palace of Obol Lopon Of Ugep in Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State on Thursday.
Reacting to the loss of his nephew, Mr. Obla took to Facebook to express his grievances and warned against politicians arming youths for elections as this always backfired.
He outlined steps taken by the family to rein in Jude and sued for all families to be forthright as it may happen to anyone.
“In my family’s case, we have summoned my nephew who was killed yesterday to a family meeting some weeks earlier and directed him to quit when we learnt he is a member of a blood thirsty and murderous cult group known as Viking. He acknowledged his membership and said he will work towards renouncing it. I am not sure he did until he met his untimely death.
“Today, we all need to rise against this devil that is becoming part of our land. The Ugep man is never known to spill the blood of his person. But today it is done in Ugep in the full view of everyone. How did we get to this level? Where is our conscience? Where is our humanity?
“It is also unfortunate that the Palace that should be in the vanguard to cure the land of this menace is also been fingered. This is the time for all of us to act and tell ourselves the truth. Nobody should be spared no matter how highly placed. I am going to champion this. The death of my nephew is also an extra motivation. Our land must be healed,” Obla wrote.