Issac Boro Day: Diri, Ijaw leaders, IYC call for unity, tighter security over Alamajirai
As the Niger Delta marked the 52nd anniversary of the death of Ijaw war hero, the late Major Isaac Adaka Boro, prominent Ijaw leaders, including Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri and Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC), have called for unity of the Ijaws and tighter security at the borders to check the influx of aliens and Alamajirai into their territories.
They equally rejected any arrangement of amalgamation of any kind involving the Igbo’s Biafra and the Yoruba’s Oduduwa Republic, noting that Isaac Boro’s declaration of Niger Delta Republic still stands.
Speaking at the wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate Boro’s death, Diri said the celebration of Adaka Boro should be another opportunity for Ijaws all over the world to unite and fight common enemies.
He said: “Various ethnic groups are putting up structures, putting up security outfits to defend their ethnic nationalities.
We all know that Nigeria is a heterogeneous society made up of several ethnic groups.
“I call on all Ijaws wherever they are, to come together. Our strength is in our unity, to remember this day and know we hold it a responsibility not only to ourselves, but also to our children and those yet unborn, that the only way we can withstand the current Nigeria movement is by being united.”
The Central zone elders’ council of the IYC said, “while the Ijaws are being obedient to the laws against the spread of COVID-19, the Fulani are ferrying their infected militia into the Niger Delta area.”
Theophilus Ogoriba, who spoke on behalf of the elders, called on youth executives of IYC in every community to get organised and ensure strangers do not move into their communities, forests, rivers or swamps.
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