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Crisis: Itsekiri youths want permanent military post in Gbokoda

By EMMA ARUBI

WARRI—INDIGENES of Itsekiri communities in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State, recently razed by Ijaw militia, have called on relevant authorities to station a permanent military post in Gbokoda community to check further attacks by the hoodlums.

The communities also called on the Egbema Radical Group, ERG, to desist from further attacks on their communities and adopt peaceful approach to resolving issues instead adopting violence and calling the amnesty programme of the Federal Government to question.

In a letter addressed to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan on behalf of Concerned Olero Communities Indigenes, Mr.  Paul Esiegbuta and others, maintained that with the amnesty programme in place, the issue of marginaliasation of the Ijaw was now out of the question, adding that the chairmanship of the council was an election matter.

Calling on the Federal and State Governments to urgently commence the re-building of destroyed houses in the affected communities, they demanded for adequate compensation paid the victims. They also want government to send emergency relief agencies to the affected areas to help cushion  the sufferings of affected persons in Olero communities.


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