Breaking: Ijaw Youth Council members lock NDDC office, block East-West Road

May 26, 2021
5 Views

<!– Ijaw Youth Council members block East West RoadIjaw Youth Council members block East West Road –>

Ijaw Youth Council members protest on East-West Road

Ijaw Youth Council members protest on East-West Road

Okafor Ofiebor/ Port Harcourt

Members of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) made good their threats to shut down the offices of the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC in Yenegoa, the capital of Bayelsa State and in Warri, Delta State.

The shutdown was one of the highlights of the protests staged by the group this morning, amid reports of the disappearance of their leader Timothy Igbifa.

The Ijaw youths also blocked the Mbiama axis of the East-West Road.

Ijaw Youth Council members lock NDDC office in Yenagoa

Ijaw Youth Council members lock NDDC office in Yenagoa

Ijaw Youth Council members block East West Road

Ijaw Youth Council members block East West Road

The protest was about the refusal of Federal Government to constitute a substantive board for the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.

They are also protesting the kidnapping of Timothy Igbifa by unidentified armed masked men on Tuesday.

According to the group, the 30-day ultimatum given the Buhari government expired at midnight today.

So far, the protests have been peaceful, except for the traffic gridlock on the East-West Road.

The Ijaw Youth Council had earlier announced today’s protest.

President of the IYC Igbifa also gave all oil multinationals seven days to evacuate their employees from oil platforms in the region ahead of the protest.

You may be interested

Criminals terrorising Nigerians will not be spared – Buhari
News
1 views
News
1 views

Criminals terrorising Nigerians will not be spared – Buhari

Webby - June 21, 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday every criminal that has taken up arms against Nigerians would not be spared. The…

Anambra 2021: APGA crisis gets messier
News
1 views
News
1 views

Anambra 2021: APGA crisis gets messier

Webby - June 21, 2021

<!-- Anambra 2021: APGA crisis gets messier From Fred Itua, Abuja Ahead of the Anambra governorship election scheduled for November…

There’s No Place In Nigeria We Have Not Impacted By The Positively – Buhari
News
8 views
News
8 views

There’s No Place In Nigeria We Have Not Impacted By The Positively – Buhari

Webby - June 21, 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday that his administration has had a beneficial influence on infrastructure in all sections of…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.