- Created on Sunday, 24 May 2009 07:52
- Written by Chief Bello Oboko
FEDERATED NIGER DELTA IJAW COMMUNITIES (FNDIC)
No. 1 Pere Quarters, Oporoza
Warri South-West LGA
Motto: Water for Fire.
Monday, May 24, 2009.
THE NGUBANE SECURITY REPORT, NOT THE PRESS, MISLED THE JTF IN THE ONGOING WAR IN GBARAMATU IJAW KINGDOM.
1. Okerenkoko was tagged a stockpile of arms and ammunition and was attacked by the Nigerian Navy in November 1, 2002 and nothing incriminating relative to arms and ammunition was found therein.
2. Similarly, Camp Five (5) had been tagged a highly militant camp equipped with the highest known Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Consequently, on May 13, 2009, the JTF attacked Camp Five (5) and what they discovered was “a rag-tag army” with alleged “collection of rusted dane guns normally used for hunting, unserviceable collection of old guns and dirty machetes” (Vanguard and ThisDay Newspapers issues of Friday May 22, 2009).
3. The JTF accused the press of over-hyping the capability of Tompolo whose army the JTF Commander described as rag-tag.
4. The JTF’s own security report dated July, 2007 compiled by a former Commander of the JTF Brig-Gen. Lawrence Ngubane (as he then was), seemed to be the offshoot of the over-hyping of capability of Tompolo and Camp 5 and should therefore be blamed for the over-hyping by the press.
5. The unwarranted sledge-hammer treatment in the JTF war in Gbaramatu-Ijaw Kingdom was therefore wrong application of Nigeria’s highest military might against the Gbaramatu King, His Royal Highness, Ogeh Gbaran III, the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom and his defenceless Gbaramatu-Ijaw subjects.
6. We therefore call on Brig-Gen Lawrence Ngubane and Major-Gen. Sarki Bello to formally acknowledge their misinformation and wrong application of Nigeria’s military might on her own citizens that they owe a constitutional duty to protect and kindly discontinue the war on defenceless Ijaws and other Nigerians in Gbaramatu Kingdom.
Thanks and Godbless.
Chief (Dr.) Bello Oboko
& the Telemowei (he who corrects) of Gbaramatu Kingdom.