Bayelsa Community Protests Alleged Army Invasion

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The Indigenes of the Peremabiri Community of the Southern Ijaw local government council of Bayelsa State on Sunday staged a peaceful protest against persistent sponsored armed invasion of the community allegedly to forcefully install a Paramount ruler against the wish of the people of the area.

The Protesting Peremabiri Indigenes, numbering over a thousand and ,made up of Children, women, youths and Elders, warned that though the election crisis that rocked the community is over, the alleged sponsored attacks by the State government and a member of the State House of Assembly and attempts to remove it’s Paramount Ruler, Chief Wisdom Ogiriki will be resisted.

The protesters, armed with placards with inscriptions such as ”Government should not impose a ruler on us”, “Enough of Military Intimidation”, “we need development not destruction” “Bring Back Peremabiri Rice Farm” and “we are not sea pirate”, declared that the community is peaceful and are comfortable with the existing community leadership.

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