•••CALLS ON THE STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS FOR URGENT INTERVENTION
TRACKING____The Executive Chairman of Southern Ijaw Local Government Council Chief (Hon.) Kia Ebidoughebofa Nigeris has condemned in strong terms the invasion of Ekeni and Ezetu Communities by men of the Nigerian Military on Wednesday 25th March 2020.
In his statement, he described the act which led to the loss of lives as an unwarranted intimidation, provocation, molestation and oppression of the peace-loving people of Ekeni and Ezetu communities.
Information at our disposal indicates that the invasion led to the death of a person, another shot in the leg while Chiefs and Elders were intimidated by the military who according to sources were in search of persons from other communities.
Chief Kia further stated that Ekeni and Ezetu are peace loving communities over the years. He said that due to the drastic measures put in place in those communities, criminal habitation has been at a minimal level
Chief Kia while expressing his utmost dissatisfaction stated that as the Chief Security Officer he ought to be put on the know stating that most of the issues could have even been curtailed by him as the Executive Chairman.
He called on the military to respect life and exercise due professionalism in their operation.
Chief Kia equally called on the Bayelsa State Government for urgent intervention as the people have been thrown into fear and displacement coupled with loss of lives.
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