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Don't Dare Arrest Jonathan - Ijaw Youths Warn Buhari

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

The Ijaw Youths Congress has sounded a note of warning to President Muhammadu Buhari not to dare arrest former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

According to a Punch report, the youths warned Buhari not to ever contemplate arresting former President Goodluck Jonathan over the ongoing probe of massive fraud and embezzlement alleged to have taken place under his administration.

At a meeting held at Wellington Hotel Effurrun, Delta State, for the 2016 annual Major Isaac Boro anniversary celebration with the theme, “The ideals of Adaka Boro and the renewed militancy in the Niger Delta: The way forward,” the youths criticized Buhari for the lopsided anti-corruption warn.

The IYC president, Udengs Eradiri, asked Buhari to probe the Halliburton bribery case under ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, if it wanted Nigerians to take its anti-corruption campaign seriously. Eradiri said, “People have started discussing. There was a meeting in Abuja yesterday (Wednesday) but I told them that such a meeting would not work.

“If they want us to talk, they must first open the Maritime University and start admitting students, then we would now sit and talk. The same issues for which Adaka Boro and Ken Saro-Wiwa were killed are the same issues the Avengers are raising. “There are no Avengers anywhere. Settle these issues and the avengers would fizzle away.”

Prominent rights activist, Tony Uranta, who also spoke at the occasion said, “Isaac Boro and Ken Saro-Wiwa died fighting for the emancipation of the Niger Delta, later we had Asari Dokubo, Tompolo and others. But because Tompolo was taken out, new faces have come up.”

He told Buhari to reassure Niger Delta youths that the amnesty programme would not be cancelled if the peace in the region was to be sustained. According to him, further cancellation of the programmed would result in more groups carrying arms which would impact negatively on the economy.

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