Residents of Alisimie, an agrarian community, in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, are now living in perpetual fear, following alleged presence of people suspected to be ritualists.
An investigation revealed that residents in the community have lost sight of sleep in recent time due to attempts by the prowling ritualists to unleash mayhem in the area.
It was learned that the incident started about two weeks ago when a nursing mother in Aliren quarters, within the community, was attacked by one of the unidentified ritualists on her way to the farm.
The woman, a mother of two, who is in her late 20s, was said to have miraculously escaped from the assailant after the latter had inflicted a machete injury on her head.
This development, it was further learned, made residents in Aliren and Ahima quarters to swiftly comb the bush with a view to finding the suspected ritualist, to no avail.
While residents in Aliren quarters were still in shock over the attack, another woman in Idumukwu quarters was also attacked on her way to the farm by suspected ritualists nine days after the Aliren incident.
Again, on Thursday, February 12, 2015, another case was reported in Idumukwu but no life was lost to the three incidents.
However, an atmosphere of fear has enveloped the community as they are now afraid of going to farm alone.
Reacting to the incidents, chairman of Alisimie Central Executive Committee, Mr. Augustine Uwagwu, said the people of the community at home and in the Diaspora, were deeply worried over the reported cases of ritualists attacks in the area.
N50bn Aba Mega Mall to go online
GREENFIELD Assets Limited says its Aba Mega Mall being constructed at the cost of N50 billion (about three-hundred-million dollar) will go online on the day it is commissioned. “We are going to have Aba Mega Mall online. So the e-commerce of this mall will commence operation at the commissioning. What that means is that if you can’t come down to the mall to shop, you can shop online, wherever you are in the country.
Even if you are in Lagos or Abuja, you can shop from any shop in the mall and it will be delivered to you at your location,” said Paul Obanua, Group Managing Director of the company. According to him, the project when completed and operational will stimulate economic activities in the state and the entire South-East and South-South regions of the country.
He also stated that on completion, the project would be the first mall with a dry port in Nigeria and Africa as well as the biggest mall in the continent. “The dry port is going be a 30,000 square meter bonded warehouse, which affords people of the South-East the opportunity of getting their goods in, on time. So, they don’t suffer time wastages, due to port congestion at our various sea ports.
“We are going to also offer good storage facilities-automated climate controlled facility. So this mall is going to be a one-stop-shop. And by the second phase, you are going to have a 100-room hotel come up here at the Aba Mega Mall. “So, we are going to have a section that will be called the Aba Business Resort, so that you have your events here, like conferences and when you are in the South-East, you can also lodge in and do your business.”