Edwin Clark ‘Ijaws are suffering more than almajiris,’ Niger Delta chieftain says

He made the comments on Tuesday, January 3, at his home in the Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

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Niger Delta chieftain, Chief Edwin Clark has said that members of the Ijaw ethnic group have been neglected by the government.

Clark, a member of the ethnic group, said further that “our case is worse than that of the almajiris up North.”

He made the comments on Tuesday, January 3, at his home in the Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

“Nobody who lives upland in this country will ever appreciate the suffering we have been living with. We live in water, yet we have no water to drink. We have no healthcare, no schools, no roads, yet we produce the resources that oil the wheel of this country,” he said according to Vanguard.

“Those exploiting the oil in our land have been very selfish, unjust and oppressive. They want to perpetually own the resources and we say no. There are even people who believe that for the Federal Government to exploit our oil, we should be removed from the area to make it easier to shortchange us. God will never agree with them.

“They say we are militants. Who would stay in his own house and allow a stranger to come and pour sand on his head? We will continue to fight for our God-given rights," he added.

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Clark also urged Ijaws to stay united and stop selling their birthright for money.

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