Ijaw youths on Tuesday issued an ultimatum to killer herdsmen in Niger Delta region not to incur the wrath of the people.
Recall that armed herdsmen recently invaded some Villages in Edo State, killing five farmers and displacing unspecified number of people.
Secretary Ijaw Youth Council, Western zone (Delta, Edo and Ondo) States, Omaghomi Olu-Derimon issued the warning at the instance of Chief Government Tompolo, former leader of Niger Delta agitators.
Olu-Derimon spoke during a solidarity rally at the NUJ Press Centre on Tuesday in Benin City in honour of Tompolo’s 51th Birthday.
According to Olu-Derimon, “Today, we have also conveyed a message through the Ijaw Council to inform Edo people and the State government that, he (Tompolo) is aware of the ongoing Fulani herdsmen menace in Edo State and some other parts of the region.
“Some Communities are being held hostage by herdsmen. And he said that we should inform the government that he is giving a warning for these herdsmen to relocate from the State, else, the will incur the wrath of the people.
“I say this with all sense of responsibility that Ijaw youths the herdsmen should beware in every part of Niger Delta where they are tormenting trouble”, he said.
Also speaking, the Western Zonal Chairman, Ijaw National Congress, Chief Robinson Ogunkuro said the INC represents peace, justice and will not indulge in acts that will undermine the unity of Nigeria.
Responding, the Chairman of NUJ, Edo State Council, Comrade Festus Alenkhe, said journalists owe the public a civic duty to promote peace journalism and tasked the group be peaceful.
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