Military storms Bayelsa, Delta to stop N’Delta republic declaration

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The military on Monday trooped to Boro Town, Kaiama, in Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State and strategic locations in Delta State over threats by militants to declare the Niger Delta Republic.

Kaiama is also famous for the 1988 "Ijaw Youth Council Declaration" where youths drawn from over 500 communities and 40 clans met to deliberate on the best way to ensure the continuous survival of the indigenous peoples of the Ijaw ethnic nationality of the Niger Delta within the Nigerian state.

The statement partly read, "We received calls from prominent leaders, like Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs. Ankio Briggs, Chief E. K. Clark and especially King Alfred Diete-Spiff, calling on the freedom fighters to abort their mission to declare the Niger Delta Republic.

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