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Ijaw People Congress Group says JTF wants to attack their community

IPC President, Mr Ekanpou Enewaridideke also accused members of other ethnic groups of trying to cause trouble for Ayakoromo community.

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(The Nation Online)
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Ijaw People Congress (IPC) says there are rumours that the military Joint Task Force (JTF) are planning to attack Ayakoromo community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

The group said they got wind of news that the Chief of Defence Staff and Chief of Army Staff have allegedly ordered the military to storm the community because of reports that some members of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) are hiding in the community.

IPC President, Mr Ekanpou Enewaridideke also accused members of other ethnic groups of trying to cause trouble for Ayakoromo community.

Enewaridideke said “we hereby refute the false claim by some rumour-builders that some members of the Niger Delta Avengers are hiding in Ayakoromo. The people of Ayakoromo are highly educated and law-abiding who are only passionate about things that move the society forward.

“Consequently,we want the public to disbelieve and reject any vindictive attribution of membership of NDA to any indigene of Ayakoromo community. The linking of NDA to Ayakoromo is a creation by ethnic champions in search of avenues for blood-letting. Ayakoromo had long been purified by Christians, Muslims and African traditional religionists and so can never be a partner of retrogressive ventures.

“The CDS and the Chief of Army should take it as a responsibility to investigate this matter and allays the fears of Ayakoromo people and eventually put an end to the daily exodus of indigenes to the forests.”

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have warned seven governors in Eastern Nigeria to release the Biafra supporters who are being held in their states within 72 hours.

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