Niger Delta Self Determination Movement writes Ifeanyi Okowa, over security threats


The Niger Delta Self Determination Movement (NDSDM) has written to the Chairman, South-South Governors Forum and Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, over threat to the security of South-South states.

NDSDM, in a letter by its convener, Annikio Briggs, said it has watched with trepidation the deteriorating situation across the country and with special emphasis as to how that impacts the Niger Delta.

According to her reports are rife over killer herdsmen attacking peaceful communities and these attacks have continued unabated because security agents have looked the other way and sometimes overwhelmed by the attacks.

Briggs made an appeal to Governor Okowa to use his office to convene a South-South Security Summit so that the people of the region can agree on the regional security network that would aid the overstretched established security agencies in combating the unacceptable level of insecurity across the Niger Delta.

Meanwhile, Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has affirmed his readiness and total commitment to the Ijaw cause and interest, saying he would defend the Ijaw ethnic nationality in the Nigerian federation.

A press release by his Acting Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabrah, quotes the governor as having made the statement during a meeting with the Ijaw Leaders Consultative Forum in Government House, Yenagoa.