Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Group Blasts Military For Raiding Ogoni Community


The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People has condemned Sunday’s invasion of Yeghe community in Ogoniland by security operatives.

The Publicity Secretary of the movement, Mr. Fegalo Nsuke, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, recalled that Yeghe community had earlier experienced military invasion in February and March that left some indigenes dead.


Thje statement reads: “MOSOP is appalled and vehemently condemns in the strongest terms Sunday’s raid on Yeghe, an Ogoni community in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State.

“This incessant military invasion of Ogoni communities particularly Yeghe portrays sinister motives, especially when considered against the backdrop that the area was experiencing significant peace.

“We recall that in February and March this year, similar raids were carried out on Yeghe and neighboring communities in which over 28 persons were killed, scores were maimed, raped and properties wantonly destroyed.

“In the raid of September 18, two persons were feared killed, including Mr. John Sorbarikor Gbarazia and his wife, Gloria.

“MOSOP does not find any justification in the unabated invasions and killings of Ogonis by government forces and call for a probe into this latest military attack”.

According to Mr. Fegalo Nsuke, the continuous harassment, shooting and night operations in a “purely” civilian enclave without provocation was no longer acceptable to MOSOP and the people of Ogoni.

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