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JTF/militants clash: PDP chieftain sues for peace

By Festus Ahon

UGHELLI—A frontline member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State, Chief Peter Eboh, has frowned at the hostilities between the military and armed youths of the Niger Delta and appealed to the military and the youths to sheathe their swords.

Eboh, who was fielding questions from newsmen in Ughelli, Delta State, said the attack on Gbaramatu kingdom by the military was unfortunate and expressed surprise over the war in the creeks of the state. He  urged the militants in the region to embrace the amnesty granted by the Federal Government.

He lamented that so many lives and property were lost in the crisis, adding that several persons were also displaced from their ancestral homes noting that violence must give way for genuine dialogue that will involve all stakeholders in the region with a view to bringing to an end the age-long under-development of the region and its attendant crisis that has bedeviled the area.

Eboh who was a House of Representative aspirant under the platform of the PDP said the time to end the crisis is now which has led to the unnecessary killings of their people and destruction of their property.

While appealing to the armed youths to embrace peace and accept the government amnesty, he charged the federal government to tackle as a matter of urgency, the socio-economic problems of the people of the region.


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