Protesters on Saturday in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, attacked the newly-elected President of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Worldwide, Comrade Peter Igbifa, over alleged reluctance to name out Ijaw youths from the 9 states of the area for the continued protest towards police brutality within the nation.
DAILY POST learnt that Igbifa, was reportedly on the State Authorities Home to name on the State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, however he met a crowd of protesters who turned on him and began chatting. Thief. Coward.
A shocked IYC President, who’s from Rivers State, was wanting phrases and try to assist him into the Authorities Home was met with resistance as offended youth began pelting stones and sachet water at him.
Igbifa was finally guarded out of the rowdy state of affairs by some bodyguards and few Ijaw youths because the protesters continued hauling obscene phrases.
Among the youths accused him of being “too frequent on the state Govt Home” and “failure to steer the Ijaw Youths within the ongoing Finish SARS protest within the Niger Delta.”
Reacting to the event, the Spokesman of the Ijaw Youths Council, Comrade Ebilade Ekerefe, described the motion of the offended protesters as a “sacrilege”, “IYC is a motion that’s based on rules with a transparent mandate and, due to this fact, can not bounce into the world of sociopolitical struggles with out finding out the unfolding developments and the constructive impression such struggles will deliver to the desk for our individuals.”
“It’s towards this background we share solidarity with the bravery and the timeless spirits of the Nigerian youths whom have suffered instantly within the fingers of police brutality, oppression and intimidation. And as Council, we’ve all the time come to the rescue of harmless Ijaw youths whom have been severally detained unjustly by the police when referred to as upon.
“Our individuals ought to know that because the Finish SARS protest is happening, each area is strategizing and ours can’t be completely different.
“As Council, we think about the Finish SARS protest a metaphor for a restructured Nigeria. A Nigeria the place the rules of true federalism and useful resource management will probably be complete and never selective as we’ve witnessed within the case of Zamfara gold.
“A Nigeria the place there will probably be no navy invasion to our communities within the guise of in search of criminals the place there’s none. A rustic the place there will probably be equitable distribution of political energy. A rustic the place the federal authorities won’t use obnoxious legal guidelines and legislations to take over all what’s rightfully ours like they did within the land use act and the proposed anti individuals water useful resource invoice.
“A rustic the place our oil and gasoline won’t grow to be a curse to our individuals however a blessing. A rustic the place the environment and ecosystem that our individuals largely depend upon for survival won’t be degraded on account of oil spillage and gasoline flaring which has lower quick the life expectancy price of our individuals. A rustic the place there will probably be non secular tolerance, peace and stability. That’s what ENDSARS means to the Niger Delta individuals.
“As a management, we could not have gotten it proper fully, however I feel we’re doing our greatest to consulting with leaders from the area to provide you with a program that may serve the aim of our individuals on this wrestle.
“Whereas this steps are occurring, some unguarded protesters amongst real as soon as attacked the president of IYC. That is sacrilegious and unacceptable. The president of the IYC is the image of the Ijaw wrestle and the workplace must be revered and revered by all. We are able to’t deal with establishments which have fought for our survival and nonetheless preventing with a lot disdain contempt if we’re preventing for our regional curiosity.”