Reports reaching our news desk have it that the President of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Comrade Peter Timothy Igbifa had been abducted by unknown gunmen along the port Harcourt international Airport route on his way to Abuja. He was supposed to join other members of the executive and prominent Ijaw Leaders in Abuja for a meeting scheduled for Tuesday (today) afternoon.
Meanwhile, the IYC said the mass action to protest against the continued used of an interim management led by Effiong Akwa
The spokesman for the apex Ijaw Youth Council Ebilade Erekife told newsmen in Abuja that Youths would be mobilized to occupy the NDDC in protest against the violation of the NDDC Act.
Meanwhile , a Niger Delta pressure group under the aegis of Ijaw People’s Development Initiative, IPDI, has accused Mr. Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs and Mr.Effiong Akwa, interim administrator of Niger Delta Development Commission of mastermind of the alleged abduction of, IYC, worldwide president, DCN Peter Igbifa, adding that the NDDC headquarters be shutdown in immediate effect.
In a press release made available to newsmen in Warri, Delta state which was signed by its National secretary Comr. Emma Keneware said the abductors of IYC president should released him within 24hours to avoid collateral damage in the country’s oil sector.
IPDI averred that the alleged abduction of Dcn Peter Igbifa had vindicated the Ijaw Youths claims of financial misappropriation in NDDC.
The group declared that there would be a total shutdown of economy activities of the country’s
oil sector-inclusive of NDDC headquarters in Rivers state if the IYC President was not released with in the next 24 hours.
IPDI added that the abduction of the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, president was to stop the proposed protest of the Ijaw youths as regards the delay in the constitution of the NDDC substantive board.
The group maintained that despite the abduction of the IYC president, the proposed protest would go on as slated.