King of Gbaramatu says some of his people are missing

The king told the Special Adviser to President Buhari on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh (retd.), that soldiers have refused to let him leave his palace.

Fishing communities in the Niger Delta badly hit by oil spills (This picture is for illustrative purposes).

The monarch also alleged that some of his subjects have run away from the village, while some are still missing.

His Royal Highness Agadagba told the Special Adviser to President Buhari on Niger Delta and Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh (retd.), that soldiers have refused to let him leave his palace.

He said “They came with several of army warboats to beat up my people. They looted our houses, descended on our people, humiliated and even injured an 80-year-old chief. Some women are still looking for their children.

“I’m in deep pains; I cannot move out of this palace. In fact, I am under house arrest. All my chiefs have run away from the community; I’m here alone and I don’t know what will happen to me next. The soldiers are now the owners of this kingdom.

“I am in danger. I am in the darkness. They switched off the generating set that supplies electricity. No water, even since morning, I have not had my bath.

“I am afraid. No member of my community is around. They have invaded my palace, claim some houses. I want to say that I’m in danger.”

The monarch also expressed fear at the presence of the military in his kingdom.

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