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Diepreye Alamieyeseigha

The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has blamed the government of President Muhammadu Buhari for the sudden death of the former Bayelsa State governor and Ijaw leader, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.

In a statement, the spokesman of IYC, Eric Omare, on Monday in Yenagoa claimed that Alamieyeseigha was hale and healthy until the British government requested for his extradition.

The group said the extradiction request of the British government for the former Bayelsa State governor was politically orchestrated by the federal government.

“Alamieyeseigha’s death was pure and simple caused by the federal government. It is a clear case of constructive murder by the federal government of Nigeria,” Omare said.

“It would be recalled that the IYC called the attention of the world especially the governments of the United Kingdom and United States to this conspiracy a few days ago before the demise of Alamco,” he said.

“Again it has become very clear to us that our marriage in the Nigerian state has become most unbearable.  We have continually paid very huge price in sustaining this marriage yet we have been treated as unequal,” he continued.

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“Ijaw people must brace up to the challenges ahead as the days ahead would be very tough. The persecution of our people which has claimed its first victim would take a more drastic dimension. Ijaw people must stand up to protect and defend themselves from this political attack,” he stated.

Omari said that what happened is “a clear declaration of war against the Ijaw nation” and that it will “resist state repression and this very attempt at enslaving or treating our people as a conquered nation.”

He urged all to respect the directive of the Ijaw National Congress, INC, and Ijaw youths to observe the seven days of mourning in honour of the late former governor.

Omare said that the IYC would announce it next plans after the completion of the seven days mourning.

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