The Ijaw youth council has described as barbaric the invasion of Ateke Tom’s palace by troopers on election responsibility, asking why the Ijaw ethnic group has to bear the brunt of the federal authorities always.
In a communique signed by the President of the Ijaw Youth Council, Pereotubo Oweilaemi, and made obtainable to newsmen, Pereotubo lamented the wanton killing of promising Ijaw youths.
Read the communique beneath;
seventh March, 2019
“INVASION OF KING ATEKE TOM’S PALACE IS BARBARIC.
“The unprovoked invasion of the Palace of our revered King, His Royal Majesty, King Ateke Tom at Okochiri city in Rivers State by troopers deployed on election responsibility. The mentioned act of aggression just isn’t solely barbaric, it’s sacrilege that must be condemned by each effectively which means Nigerian.
“IYC can not comprehend why the Ijaw people are made the scapegoat of the FG Government’s desperation in deploying army to rig the elections? Only not too long ago on 23rd f February, 2019, the Ijaw nation misplaced lots of her promising youths to troopers invasions in Rivers and Bayelsa states.
The invasions and ransacking of the home of the King is the worst type of atrocity dedicated towards custom our wealthy transition. The Ijaw nation, views the motion of the marauding as a declaration of conflict towards towards us.
Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), worldwide