Kingsley Paya (40) had gone to harvest the plantain in his farm located in Aladja one of the communities in Warri South-West Local Government Area, but he has not made it back home.

He was attacked by unknown assailants. They stole his plantain, but that is not all they did, they took him away.

Dead or alive, no one can say for sure but his community believes that he has been killed because the circumstances of his disappearance accord with past killings.

The Chairman of Aladja community, Elias Dogene, believed that the assailants were from the neighboring Isaba community.

"Apparently his murder was premeditated by the killers, who may have laid ambush on him. We are yet to recover his body. That has been Isaba and Ogbe-Ijoh trait. They kill, go away with the body or the head,” Dogene said.

However, the Isaba youths would not want to be dragged into the matter. 

The Isaba Youth President, Moses Ogugu, said, “Isaba was not involved in anything of such. Since we were arrested January 7 and released on bail on the 17 of this month, we all resolved to maintain peace.

“This morning Aladja just called that one of their persons is missing. They said they are calling his mobile number and it is not connecting. There is nothing like that. The Army at Aladja came to inquire from the Police in Isaba and they confirmed that we have been maintaining the peace in our community.”

Meanwhile, Police Public Relations Officer, Delta Command, Andrew Aniamaka, when contacted, said, “What we have at the moment is a case of missing person. Someone went to the farm yesterday and has not been seen. It is natural for his people to be apprehensive.”