by Dare Lawal
On Easter Sunday, Delta governor Emmanuel uduaghan attended church service at the First Baptist Church in Warri. In a message to the church and the people of the state, the governor said that a gay club was found in Uvwie local government area of Delta state.
He charged parents to keep an eye on their wards not to be led into bad practices.
“These youths who engage in criminal activities are our children. Right here in Delta State, at Enerhen Junction we just discovered that we have children between 15, 16, 17 and 18 years old who rent rooms around Enerhen Junction and at night men come out to look for them. These are boys and men come to sleep with them in their rooms. These boys called themselves ‘Yansh’.
“So they belong to a cult called Yansh. This is right in our society here. It through the Edu Marshals Programme that we now discovered homosexual homes right here. We used to know about female harlots but we now have male harlots. Unfortunately they are young boys. They are our children. Yes, there much the government can do, but there is much we can do as parents”, he said.
Uduaghan also told the congregation that everyone must play a part in the fight against the insecurity in the land by being watchful and vigilant. For Delta state, one of the major security issues is the challenge of Fulani herdsmen who have reportedly prevented some farmers from going to their farms.
The governor spoke on the measures he intends to take about that issue, including his recent setting up of a committee on the movement of cattle rearers in the state.
“We are taking measures to deal with those issues. Those who will come and will not make us comfortable, we will not allow to stay. Those who will come and will give us problem we will not allow them to stay. So when you see me acting, please know that whoever you see me taking that action against is somebody that I am not comfortable with coming to stay in our midst.
“These are very trying times. Yes there is much the government can do. But there is a lot you can do as parents. What role are you playing as a parent’” he said.