The leading apex organization of the Ogoni People, MOSOP, has described last Monday's comment by the General Overseer of Salvation Ministries, David Ibiyeomie as an indication of deep rooted hatred against the Ogoni people.
The Council of Ogoni Professionals (COP International USA), the umbrella organization of all Ogoni professionals in the Diaspora is perplexed by the statement credited to the General Oversea of Salvation Ministries, Pastor David Ibiyeomie during his 2017 5 Nights of Glory event in Port-Harcourt, that “In Ogoni, Someone Can Make Another Mad With Just N500” as reported today, Wednesday January 18, 2017 by an online media outfit, PUOREPORTS.
The umbrella organisation of Ogoni people, the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), has condemned the threats to the life of the Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Derrick Mene, an Ogoni, and his family, by a masked group, the Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders (NDRC).
The Nigerian Esther Kiobel will drag Shell before the Netherlands courts in a civil lawsuit. She holds the oil company responsible for complicity in the death of her husband Barinem Kiobel in 1995.
he people of Deeyor Community, Ogoni, Rivers State are yet to recover from the shock and carnage that greeted them on the eve of Christmas, claiming scores of lives of its natives.
Gripped by fear of further attacks on the people, a culture of uncertainty now pervades the entire Deeyor community.
More so, the killing spree has continued into the new year. Some of the victims according to reports include a 34 year old Godpower Kpoobari Baabel reportedly shot dead while fetching fire wood on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.
The deceased was said to have left for the farm early that morning, to help fetch the firewood for his wife who had just put to bed a set of twin babies(a boy and girl) before he was sent to his early grave.
Worried by the unwanted senseless killing of his people, the Deeyor Council of Chief/Elders petitioned to the J.T.F Commander in Kpor, headquarters of Gokana Local Government Area on December 21, accusing their neighouring community, as responsible for the killing and breach of peace in their land.
No sooner had they dispatched the SOS letter than another invasion took place, during which the legs of one Mr Baritule Dubee were badly shattered.
Again, on Monday, January 2, 2017, another Deeyor native, Ledeebari Naagbi, a father of eight and yet another, Geibari Glad Dukor reportedly on a motorbike to their farm were allegedly ambushed and shot dead. Their motorbike was also taken away by their assailants, the report added.
Sequel to all this, the paramount ruler of Deeyor who is also the Mene Bokpo II, HRH, Chief Anson Buuna and the people of Deeyor community are calling on the State government and other relevant authorities to come to their aid and save the community from an imminent genocide by their detractors.
This story: Carnage: Black Christmas In Deeyor Community, Ogoni, As Natives Are Murdered In Cold Blood first appeared in the National Network
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