Tension in Niger Delta as military allegedly station gun boats, plans to strike Gbaramatu kingdom

There is palpable tension in Niger Delta as the Nigeria military has repportedly stationed two gunboats at Oporoza, the traditional headquarters of Gbaramatu kingdom allegedly planning to strike Okparoza and its communities in Warri South-West local government area of Delta state.

According to a statement made available by the Fiyewei (Spokesman) of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Chief Godpower Gbenekama on Sunday January 20, 2019, he frowned at a situation where the military has decided to cause unnecessary panic and fear among the peace loving Gbaramatu people who have been co-existing peacefully with their neighbours.

Chief Gbenekama disclosed that apart of military gun boats positioned at Oporoza, there are military helicopters hovering around the area, adding that the military is allegedly planning to attack Gbaramatu kingdom again as they have done before bombarding the area.

The Fiyewi of Gbaramatu appealed to the governor of Delta state, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, who is the chief security officer of the state to intervene and call the military to order so that they should not  carry out their evil act against Gbaramatu people.

He stated further that they are living peacefully with their neighbours, no pipeline vandalism in the area and that the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Oboro 2 has been receiving and giving his royal prayers to politicians coming to campaign in his domain irrespective of political parties,  tribe and wondered why the military have decided to create tension in that part of Niger Delta.

The Gbaramatu Spokesman said as they approach the February 16 and March 2, 2019 election the military should not cause mayhem to people of Gbaramatu as they have chosed to negotiate their demands with federal government peacefully, despite the poor development of the area and poor funding of the Nigeria Maritime University, NMU which is entering its second academic session at its temporary site at Kurutie, Gbaramatu.

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