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INC President, Sekibo slumps, dies

By Samuel  Oyadongha

Yenagoa — Uneasy calm, yesterday, pervaded the Ijaw nation, following the death of Senator Tari Sekibo, President of the pan-Ijaw socio-cultural organisation, Ijaw National Congress, INC.

Though the cause of the death of the President of the INC, aged 70, could not immediately be ascertained, it was  learnt that he slumped and died in the morning of Monday, ostensibly from heart related ailment.

Senator Sekibo was reportedly rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, where he was  pronounced dead on arrival.

Vanguard learnt that the late Sekibo, an Okirika chief from Rivers State was in Yenagoa ahead of the planned executive council meeting of INC, slated to hold at Ijaw House.

The meeting, it was learnt was to deliberate and take a position on the crisis rocking the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, worldwide, whose recent national convention is now a subject of litigation.


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