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The umbrella body of Ijaw youths, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, has condemned random bombings of the Niger Delta by the Nigerian military under the guise of arresting sea pirates.
The IYC President, Comrade Udengs Eradiri, said inasmuch as the group condemned criminalities in the region, such random air raids were a ploy to bomb the Niger Delta people.
Eradiri made the youths’ position known at the Izon House Headquarters of the IYC in Yenagoa, Bayelsa of Wednesday, when he received officials of the Niger Delta Youth Forum that honoured him with an Award of Excellence for his exemplary leadership.
The IYC President asked the military authorities to device a more workable approach to fishing out criminals in the region instead of bombing the entire communities in search of sea pirates.
Eradiri said, “Very unfortunately the military, (I do not know if they are doing eye service), in recent times, there are a series of bombings of the region to fish out pirates.
“The Nigerian Navy is there, a lot of money is spent on the Navy. There are a lot of blockades in the waterways, yet pirates and kidnappers still have their ways, abducting people on the main routes manned by the military?
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