BREAKING: South-south Youths Shut NDDC Office, Barricade East-West Road

BREAKING: South-south Youths Shut NDDC Office, Barricade East-West Road

- Members of the IYC in Bayelsa are aggrieved that the federal government is yet to set up an NDDC board

- The youths went ahead to obstruct traffic along the east-west road on Wednesday, May 26

- Before this, the protesters shut down the commission's office in the state

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Youths of south-south extraction, specifically from the Ijaw part of Bayelsa went overboard with the alleged refusal of the federal government to inaugurate a substantive board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

On the platform of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) on Wednesday, May 26, the protesters shut down the state's office of the commission during a massive protest, The Nation reports.

BREAKING: South-south Youths Shut NDDC Office, Barricade East-West Road
The protesters took to the east-west road on Wednesday, May 26 (Photo: @ijawyouth_C)
Source: Twitter

Not only that, the youths waved the flags of IYC, and stood against traffic along the east-west road, causing serious fears among motorists, pedestrians, and commuters.

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DSS finally breaks silence over alleged abduction of Ijaw youth leader Igbifa

Earlier, following the controversy over the alleged abduction of the president of IYC, Comrade Timothy Igbifa, the Department of State Services (DSS), had made some clarifications.

The secret service denied involvement in the alleged abduction of Igbifa by suspected masked men. gathered that some reports claimed that masked men suspected to be operatives of the DSS on Tuesday, May 25, allegedly whisked away Comrade Igbifa.

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The spokesperson of DSS, Dr. Peter Afunanya, however, described the report as untrue and false.

He said:

“The DSS has nothing to do with the alleged arrest or whisking away of President of Ijaw Youth Council, Comrade Peter Timothy Igbifa by suspected masked men."

Igbifa was billed to lead a protest in Abuja following the expiration of a one-week ultimatum his group issued to the federal government to reconstitute the board of the NDDC.

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Igbifa issued an advisory to all staff of multinational oil companies in the Niger Delta to vacate the region until the board of NDDC is inaugurated.

The IYC threw its weight behind the forensic audit of the NDDC. It was reported that the IYC's president said the forensic audit should be allowed to go on as it would reveal the identity of those responsible for the corruption in the commission.


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