Traditional chief arrested by Military Joint Task Force

The Acting Secretary of Gbaramatu Traditional Council has called for the release of the chief via a press statement.

Nigerian Army

Gbenekama called for the immediate release of Bebenimibo in a press statement issued in Warri on Saturday, November 5, 2016.

The statement reads,  “I Chief Godspower Gbenekama was asked by the Gbaramatu Traditional Council to make this press statement and also to appeal to the Delta state government to come to our aid by way intervention so that this incessant arrest intimidation and brutality can stop.

“We are also using this medium to tell our President to call the military to order.

“We cannot at this time when we are looking for solutions to the problems of the Niger Delta be shopping for crisis.

“As I speak, one Chief Moses Bebenimibo who was on his way to Oporoza was arrested on his way by the military, another boy (Kpaghan Marvellous ) who is a student of Gbaraun Grammar School Oporoza is also arrested during the invasion of the communities.

“I am also using this medium to plead my Gbaramatu people,Ijaws, and all Niger Deltans to keep the peace in the face of all this provocations.”

There have been frequent tensions in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria ever since President Muhammadu Buhari took the reins of power from his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan.

The joint task force were sent to the region to ensure peace currently being threatened by militant attacks.

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