Tension in Delta as killer herdsmen attack former IYC president, Ekiyor


Reports reaching DAILY POST says there is serious tension in Delta State as killer Fulani Herdsmen, Wednesday, allegedly attacked former President of the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC WorldWide, Dr. Chris Ekiyor along the East/West Road between Ughelli and Patani.

Ekiyor disclosed this today on his Facebook page, claiming that two Fulani herdsmen deflated his tyres with gunshots.

Ekiyor tendered photographs indicating serious damages to his vehicle by the herdsmen bullets.

Meanwhile, the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, WorldWide led by Barr. Oweilaemi Rolland Pereotubor today threatened to launch a counter attack on the killer Fulani Herdsmen if they further attack any Ijaw indigene just as it expressed shock over the attacks.

The IYC handed down the threat in a statement signed by its Spokesman, Daniel Dasimaka and made available to DAILY POST.

IYC confirmed that the vehicle of its former President, Dr. Chris Ekiyor was shot at allegedly by Fulani herdsmen.

”We Ijaws shall consider any further attack on any Ijaw people as a clear declaration of war against the Ijaw nation and respond accordingly.”

“We are still very much shocked by the reports of the brazen attack on the vehicle of our former president, Dr. Chris Ekiyor in the heart of the Niger Delta by Fulani herdsmen.

“We want to thank God for sparing him from the evil plans of the terrorists posing as herdsmen.

“This is because (God forbids) if even a hair was touched on the body of our leader, Dr. Ekiyor, there certainly would have been appropriate sanctions from the Ijaw nation.

”We are therefore calling on the Federal Government and its security agencies to wake up and properly tackle this terror-herdsmen menace head-on before things get out of hands.

As at the time of filing this report, the IYC is holding a press conference at the residence of Dr. Chris Ekiyor in Patani.

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