BY Emma Amaize
YENAGOA—Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has apologised to the three kidnapped Dutch nationals who regained their freedom weekend, and the government of The Netherlands for the pains the unfortunate incident caused them.
IYC, in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Eric Omare, also commended an Ijaw youth leader and businessman, Mr. Negerese Berry, and Bayelsa State Government for their roles in securing the release of the Dutch citizens kidnapped at Letugbene, Ekeremor Local Government Area of the state last week.
It reiterated its resolve to work with relevant stakeholders in the fight against kidnapping, oil theft and piracy in the Niger-Delta.
The group disclosed that Berry led the rescue efforts “sequel to the two- day ultimatum issued by the President of the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, worldwide, Comrade Udengs Eradiri, May 8, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State to the kidnappers.”