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Goodluck Jonathan Nobody can arrest ex President- Ijaw youths boast

The group accused the President of limiting his war against corruption to the activities of the Goodluck Jonathan administration alone.

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan

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The Ijaw Youths Congress (IYC) has criticised President Buhari over what it termed a one-sided anti-corruption fight.

The group accused the President of limiting his war against corruption to the activities of the Goodluck Jonathan administration alone.

The IYC also issued a stern warning to the Federal Government not to think of arresting ex President Jonathan.

The Ijaw youths made this declaration on Thursday, May 26, 2016, during the celebration of the annual  Major Isaac Boro anniversary.

The group also called on the Buhari led administration to prove that it is truly fighting corruption by probing the Halliburton bribery scandal during the administration of ex President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Punch reports that he President of the IYC, Udengs Eradiri said “People have started discussing. There was a meeting in Abuja yesterday (Wednesday) but I told them that such a meeting would not work.

 “If they want us to talk, they must first open the Maritime University and start admitting students, then we would now sit and talk. The same issues for which Adaka Boro and Ken Saro-Wiwa were killed are the same issues the Avengers are raising.

 “There are no Avengers anywhere. Settle these issues and the avengers would fizzle away.”

Major Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro formed the Ijaw Volunteer Force, an armed militia with members consisting mainly Ijaws.

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His group declared the independence of the Niger Delta Republic on February 23, 1966 and gallantly battled the federal forces for twelve days but were finally routed by the far superior federal firepower.

Boro believed that the Ijaws deserved to get a part of the resources (crude oil and gas), which the Federal Government was exploiting, for the development of their land.

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