Tuesday 26th September, 2017
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Group condemns attacks on military personnel in Delta

Group condemns attacks on military personnel in Delta

A group, Con­cerned Ijaw transformation Ambassadors (CITA) on Saturday condemned re­cent attacks on military personnel stationed at Ogbobagbene town in Burutu Local Govern­ment Area of Delta State.

In a press statement by its President and Spokes­man, Amb Arerebo Sa­laco Yerinmene Peters Jnr and Obiri Jonathan, respectively, the group expressed shock over the attacks, saying that it was so alarming that some elements would attack soldiers who are on law­ful duty serving their fa­therland.

The statement reads in parts: “We therefore, in strong and clear terms, condemn sea piracy and maritime brigandage as it does not in any way reflect the genuine agita­tion for the development of the Niger Delta region.

“We are aware that this attack must have pro­voked the Nigerian Mili­tary in a greater dimen­sion. Be that as it may, we condemn the ongoing invasion of Bomadi, Og­bobagbene and Tuomo Communities.

The group also la­mented that the recent invasion by the Military has made business in the area to be on a stand-still, adding that over 50 communities are being bound and restricted from movement as they all depend on Ogbobag­bene as the point of entry and exit.