The Ijaw Youth Council(IYC) worldwide has described the alleged invasion of the palace of Amanayabo of Okochiri kingdom in Okirika Local Government area of Rivers state,Nigeria by men of the Nigerian Army as barbaric.
In a statement released on March 7,2019 by Pereotubo Oweilaime,President of IYC worldwide explained that the act of aggression is not only barbaric, it is sacrilege that should be condemned by every well meaning Nigerian.
He said “IYC cannot comprehend why the Ijaw people are made the scapegoat of the FG Government’s desperation in deploying military to rig the elections? Only recently on 23rd of February, 2019, the Ijaw nation lost many of her promising youths to soldiers invasions in Rivers and Bayelsa states”.
The statement further read that the invasions and ransacking of the house of the King is the worst form of atrocity committed against tradition our rich transition.
The Ijaw nation, views the action of the marauding as a declaration of war against against us,the statement added
The Nigerian Army yesterday March 7,2019 allegedly invaded the palace of King Ateke Tom,Amanayabo of Okochiri Kingdom and one of the aide to King Ateke Tom was allegedly killed by the soldiers and its body carried away while the properties of his majesty were also destroyed.The 6 Division Nigerian Army is yet to speak in this development