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IYC Condemns Killing Of Two Ijaw Youths By Soldiers

Izu Joseph
Posted: Oct 18, 2016 at 6:56 pm   /   by   /   comments (37)

Igoniko Oduma

Yenagoa – The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has condemned the brutal killing of two Ijaw youths, Izu Joseph, a footballer with the Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibandan, and Oko Osuekina, by trigger-happy operatives of the Operation Delta Safe (ODS) in the Niger Delta.

Izu and Osuekina, indigenes of Engenni Clan of Ijaw, were murdered by the ODS soldiers on Sunday at Okarki community in Ahoada-West Local Government Area of Rivers State.

IYC while reacting to the incident in a statement on Tuesday signed by Eric Omare, its spokesman, said the gruesome killing of the two youths were one impunity too many in the region.

“This murder is highly condemnable and brings to the fore the disdain with which the Nigerian military treats Niger Deltans.

“The corpse of Oko Osuekina who was shot by military officers on his forehead at the same time with Joseph Izu was found floating on the Okarki river some few hours ago”, IYC said.

It said that information at its disposal indicated that “the entire Okarki community is tense because the military was in the community intimidating villagers all through the night and shot sporadically into the community”.

“The military is behaving as if the Ijaw people of Okarki are not human beings. Our people are being  treated like animals that must be killed with impunity.

“The IYC has always known the unprofessional attitude of the Nigerian military, hence we have been advocating against military action in the Niger Delta region.

“From our experience, innocent people like the victims in this case are always at the receiving end of any military action instead of the supposed criminals that the military ought to go after”, it stated.

IYC therefore called on the Federal Government to probe and bring to justice the ODS operatives who murdered Izu and Osuekina, stressing that there was no justification for the military invasion of Okarki community.

While expressing sympathy to the Izu and Osuekina families, the IYC however said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim to the rule of law is on trial with the barbaric killing of the two youths.

Comments (37)

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  • Bernard Fidelis Oct 18, 2016 at 11:47 pm Bernard Fidelis

    Lol biggest joke of the century I rather vote apga

  • Hashim Nyabali Oct 18, 2016 at 11:27 pm Hashim Nyabali

    Crude oil wells in the north/Rijiyoyin man fetur a arewa Nigeria said baba Buhari har abada

  • Nche Kwube Oct 18, 2016 at 11:06 pm Nche Kwube

    Foolishness Is When Talking Of Voting In 2019 While Thousands Are Not Sure Of Surviving Today.

  • Osaro Igbinovia Oct 18, 2016 at 11:04 pm Osaro Igbinovia

    So, the narrative in recent times especially from those who support the present regime, is that “PDP destroyed” our country and it will take time to rebuild it. I don’t think so…

    1. *Sen. Pres. Bukola Saraki. PDP Governor for 8yrs and PDP Senator for over 3 yrs.* Joined APC in 2014. He is the Senate President.

    2. *Speaker Yakubu Dogara. Two-term PDP House of Rep member.* Joined APC in 2014 and was elected for a third time in 2015. He is the Speaker.

    3. *VP Atiku Abubakar. Nigeria’s PDP Vice-President for 8yrs* and presently an APC Elderstatesman after jumping from one party to the other since 2007.

    4. *Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba. PDP Senator for 12yrs.* Decamped to APC about two months ago. He is the serving Chairman, NDDC Board.

    5. *Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri. Two-term PDP Senator from Bayelsa State.* Decamped to APC after the 2015 elections. He is a serving Minister of the Republic.

    6. *Sen. Ita Enang. Two-term PDP Senator from Akwa-Ibom.* Joined APC before the 2015 elections. Presently the SSA to the President on NASS.

    7. *Gov. Samuel Ortom. Long-serving Benue State Secretary of the PDP. Former National Auditor of the PDP and former Minister under Pres. Jonathan.* Joined APC in December 2014. He is the Governor of Benue State.

    8. *Sen. Barnabas Gemade. Founding father of the PDP, former National Chairman of the party and Senator from 2011.* Joined APC in December 2014. He is a serving Senator.

    9. *Gov. Atiku Bagudu. A two-term PDP Senator from Kebbi.* Joined the APC at some point. He is the serving Governor of Kebbi State.

    10. *Gov. Aminu Tambuwal. Former PDP Speaker of the House of Representatives.* Joined APC in 2014. He is the serving Governor of Sokoto State.

    11. *Sen. Abdullahi Adamu. Two-term PDP Governor of Nasarawa and Senator in 2011.* Joined APC in 2014. Still a serving Senator.

    12. *Sen. Danjuma Goje. Two-term PDP Governor of Gombe State and Senator in 2011.* Joined APC in 2014. Still a serving Senator.

    13. *Hon. Dakuku Peterside. Was a PDP Rep member from Rivers State.* Joined APC along with Gov. Amaechi. He is the DG of NIMASA.

    14. *Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso. Two-term PDP Governor of Kano State and former Minister of Defence under Pres. Obasanjo.* Joined APC in late 2013. He is a serving Senator.

    15. *Hon. Rotimi Amaechi. Former PDP Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly. Two-term PDP Governor of Rivers.* Joined APC in late 2013. He is a serving Minister of the Republic.

    16. *Gov. Rochas Okorocha. Was a Special Adviser to PDP’s Pres. Obasanjo. Became the Governor of Imo on APGA’s platform.* Joined APC in February 2013. He is the Governor of Imo State.

    17. *Sen. George Akume. Two-term PDP Governor of Benue State and Senator in 2007.* Left the party in December 2010. Still a serving APC Senator.

    18. *Gov. Nasir El-Rufai. Former FCT Minister under Pres. Obasanjo.* Left the PDP in 2010 and joined CPC. He is the serving APC Governor of Kaduna State.

    19. *Gov. Bello Masari. PDP Speaker of the House of Reps in 2003.* Joined the CPC in 2010. He is the serving APC Governor of Katsina State.

    20. *Sen. Adamu Aliero. Two-term PDP Governor of Kebbi State and Senator in 2007. Later became FCT Minister under Pres. Yar’Adua.* Joined APC at some point. He is a serving Senator.

    21. *Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma. Two-term PDP Senator from Akwa-Ibom State.* I don’t even know if he ever decamped to APC. He is the serving Minister of Budget & National Planning.

    Now, *save for Atiku who is a serial Presidential aspirant waiting for another election year to continue with his impossible dream of becoming Nigeria’s President,* all the above are holding offices in this regime. *They all played a part in the 16yrs of “PDP destruction”* but somehow are members of the APC that want to “rebuild”. Wow!

    My submission therefore is that *PDP did NOT destroy Nigeria. PDP is just a name/acronym.* The Nigerian people destroyed Nigeria.

    *Hence, its the people who build or destroy a nation. Food for thought.

  • Chiadikaobi Williams Oct 18, 2016 at 10:47 pm Chiadikaobi Williams

    PDP is dead.

  • Valentine Ajijie Oct 18, 2016 at 10:21 pm Valentine Ajijie

    All I know is that bubu will not be in aso rock come 2019, cos (he belongs to the kitchen and the other room) lol.

  • Aremu Okin Oct 18, 2016 at 10:18 pm Aremu Okin

    If PDP is the cause of recession then APC should solve the problem bcos we are tired of this rubbish, 2yrs as gone still no change,Nigerian are tired this baba goslow,Nigerian are really suffering,

  • Jamil Imodibie Oct 18, 2016 at 10:13 pm Jamil Imodibie

    Keep on dreaming

  • Ogbeifun J Odion Oct 18, 2016 at 10:04 pm Ogbeifun J Odion

    DPD should pack wel jare we don’t nid PDP or APC anymore wat we nid new is new party new piple not all dos oid cargos.

  • Hugo Libral Oct 18, 2016 at 9:38 pm Hugo Libral

    From Bigining to the end; all the comment here re delusional from APC brainless and cow brain followers. Come 2019 APC is gone. Nobody is begging any of u to support it, nature will sweep away evil APC. No amount of rigging could stop the exit of APC. It sign in heaven.

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  • Auwal Sani Dogo Oct 18, 2016 at 9:26 pm Auwal Sani Dogo

    useless talk, do you think Nigerians are crazy?

  • Muhammed Sani Sadiq Amsaki Oct 18, 2016 at 9:24 pm Muhammed Sani Sadiq Amsaki

    Who will vote for PDP 2019 we belong to buhari alone even in 2019

  • Usman Danlami Oct 18, 2016 at 9:00 pm Usman Danlami

    Yes o!

  • Gabriel Oludare Ogunlade Oct 18, 2016 at 8:39 pm Gabriel Oludare Ogunlade

    Is it PDP dat wil vote out APC or the electorates? No room for rigging again o. The slogan now is Rig & Roast.

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  • Chika Azubuko Oct 18, 2016 at 8:29 pm Chika Azubuko

    that will be in 2028, by then this corruopt generation of PDP may have rest in peace or baned from active politics for life, otherwise no vacancy for PDP come 2019 in ASO villa.

  • Mahmudmusa Musa Oct 18, 2016 at 8:24 pm Mahmudmusa Musa

    if one is not greatful for Allah prepared to embrace his woe especially north-eastern nigeria,if PDP is voted again…

  • Bamikole Ogundare Oct 18, 2016 at 8:21 pm Bamikole Ogundare

    prepare to welcome back corruption and the mother of all recession in the nearest future

  • Kabiru Magaji Oct 18, 2016 at 8:04 pm Kabiru Magaji

    APC for 2019

  • Abubakar Potiskum Oct 18, 2016 at 8:03 pm Abubakar Potiskum

    PDP caused Recession and hunger in Nigeria everybody knows about it. They looted and vandalised everything in Nigeria without thinking of savings for future.

  • Musty Y Yusuf Oct 18, 2016 at 8:03 pm Musty Y Yusuf

    does PDP still exist? dey even still get mouth self.dem no even get shame

  • Sadiq Fatimah Okehi Oct 18, 2016 at 8:02 pm Sadiq Fatimah Okehi

    Pls which faction of PDP is going to do that,Makarfi or Sheriff? Even we all know dat a divided majority is weaker than a united minority not to talk of a dying baby(OBJ)

  • Alhassan Bazam Oct 18, 2016 at 7:59 pm Alhassan Bazam

    For me to vote PDD is better to vote APC…..

  • Genial Sunday Oct 18, 2016 at 7:41 pm Genial Sunday

    Prepare to vote in APC 2019

  • Babarinde Tope Oct 18, 2016 at 7:39 pm Babarinde Tope


  • Hussaini Haruna Oct 18, 2016 at 7:39 pm Hussaini Haruna


  • Sanni Debonsky Oct 18, 2016 at 7:33 pm Sanni Debonsky

    I pray ooo

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  • Aledare Femi Samuel Oct 18, 2016 at 7:32 pm Aledare Femi Samuel

    No way

  • Godswill Uka Oct 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm Godswill Uka

    PDP 2019 Sure.

  • Lakpa Jacob Vershima Oct 18, 2016 at 7:17 pm Lakpa Jacob Vershima

    In your state

  • Peter Lazizi Obanor Oct 18, 2016 at 7:14 pm Peter Lazizi Obanor

    Have they been voting for APC in the past ?

  • Ogundana Akinola Oct 18, 2016 at 7:13 pm Ogundana Akinola

    Pdp is a composition of corrupt money bag politician.they cause d recession 2ru their reckless spending.

  • Edogi Enang Oct 18, 2016 at 7:03 pm Edogi Enang

    No way for PDP

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