Fidelity bank banner Camano banner
Niger Delta People’s Congress berates DSS for commando-style arrest of prominent Ijaw publisher

By News Express on 25/07/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,412


The Niger Delta People’s Congress (NDPC) has condemned in strong terms the way and manner the Department of State Services (DSS) invaded the publishing house of Chief Jones Abiri in Yenagoa, describing it as the most unattractive style, reminiscent of President Muhammadu Buhari’s days as the Head of State during his first stint before he was overthrown.

“It took the press release of the DSS to allay our fears that Abiri was abducted by unknown gunmen. We urge the DSS to follow due process in carrying out its operations,” the group said in a statement issued by Comrade Ogidi Ben Bara aka OBB, National President of NDPC.

It described Jones Abiri as “a highly respected, renowned personality in the Ijaw community and a law abiding citizen,” saying: “As such, we find the press release of the DSS stating that it has arrested ‘the militant leader of the Joint Revolutionary Council and the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force’ disrespectful and wish to condemn such disparaging terms as the DSS is not a court duly established by law to impute or find any individual guilty of any crime.”

The group further declared that Jones Abiri is innocent until proven guilty, and as such, should be accorded the right to dignity of human person as contained in section 34 of the Constitution.

It said: “We are stating this with particular reference to the persecution of Azibaola Robert who was treated like a common criminal by the Buhari led administration but was later vindicated of any crime by a court of competent jurisdiction.

“We the Niger Delta People’s Congress wish to register our displeasure with the persecution being carried out by the Buhari led administration against sons, daughters, fathers, and mothers of the Niger Delta region. With the activities of the Niger Delta Avengers that has fast tracked the Nigerian economy into rescission, we urge the Federal Government to adopt a more productive dispute resolution method than intimidating and harassing sons and daughters of the region.

“The Federal Government cannot claim to be negotiating with militants and still be carrying out systematic arrest of people from the region. The persecution of the already traumatised people of the Niger Delta region is uncalled for.”

•Photo shows Chief Jones Abiri.

Source News Express

Posted 25/07/2016 9:43:24 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Troops arrest herdsmen while setting village ablaze in...

APC National Convention: 19 aspirants disqualified

FIRS to start tax payers’ audit

500 youth leaders endorse Buhari, confer him Grand...

Flavour, Adekunle Gold explode in ‘Yo Yo’

Emir’s son arrested over bomb scare

10 Kwara APC EXCO members resign

Nollywood star Moji Olaiya dies of heart attack...

Biafra: Court orders Abaribe to produce Nnamdi Kanu...

Elumelu seeks more international multilateral organisations’ support to...

NiMet predicts dust haze on Saturday

Benue community raises alarm over escalating violence, sends...

 

Latest News 2019: How Igbos are working for Buhari’s re-election Passenger, conductor die over N100 Miyetti Allah insists on grazing reserve Enugu govt. pays 13th month salary to workers Drug abuse will cause generation of mad people – Group Lawmakers clear way for Buhari’s 2019 Budget presentation NBA President arraigned over N1.4bn fraud allegations, gets N250m bail Ekiti Assembly suspends LG chairmen, councilors ASUU Strike: Varsity students to resume in January: FG Couple jailed after naming their child Adolf Hitler You’re not doing enough for Igbo, MASSOB tells Ekweremadu FG opens barricaded section of Lagos/Ibadan expressway to commuters

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (431,276 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (395,644 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (328,503 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (282,789 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (248,502 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (229,580 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (212,598 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (193,821 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (180,310 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (170,849 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (167,646 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (154,073 views)

 

CBN banner Zenith Zero Balance First Bank chat banking

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (76) Business & Economy (3,891) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (974) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (575) Features (681) Global Business Monitor (313) International (2,842) Interview (167) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (147) Maggie's Blog (79) News (41,556) Opinion (1,154) Pidgin (13) Politics (8,231) Religion (920) Sports (1,830) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera