IYC Threatens To Dismantle Oil Wells In Niger Delta
The IJaw Youth Council (IYC) rose from its stakeholders meeting in Port Harcourt with a threat to shutdown gas and oil wells in the Niger Delta if within 14days President Mohammadu Buhari fails to initiate action to contain the spate of insecurity on lands and waterways in the region.
In a communiqué at the end of its Eastern Ijaw security Interactive summit held at Delta Hotels, Port Harcourt, the IYC condemned the increasing activities of sea pirates and kidnapping on the waterways and the menace of illegal oil bunkering activities in the region, which it stated has made travelling in the area more dangerous.
The council called on the Federal, State and Local Governments to initiate measures to guarantee the safety of the people on the lands and waterways.
The youth body also demanded that all criminal elements operating in the region should vacate the area and allow free and unfettered movements of people and goods, as guaranteed in the Nations Constitution.
The body enjoined all IYC leaders and executives to sensitize the youths of their area on the need to shun Sea Piracy, kidnapping, illegal bunkering (bofire) and pipeline vandalism because of the corporate and health danger it poses to the region.
The body also directed its members and leaders of chapters to fish out and handover to security agents, those responsible for the insecurity in the area.
The IYC expressed its readiness to partner and synergize with federal and state governments towards ridding the waterways of criminality.