…..Opu-Nembe Indigenes seek govt quick response over Friday Military attack

The people of Opu-Nembe in Nembe LGA of Bayelsa state is calling on government and relevant agencies to immediately come to their aide following a great “military siege” over the kingdom.

In a Press Statement released by the Opu-Nembe Council of Chiefs, the kingdom alleged the current military present to hunt sons and daughters of the kingdom is alleged to be from the directives of some big Politicians in the state.

The Opu-Nembe Council of Chiefs explained that the invasion of the kingdom by military men early Friday, on armored vehicles and armed soldiers patrolling round the kingdom and searching houses has caused distress among the people, disrupting the peace of the kingdom and leaving them vulnerable.

They therefore called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR), the Bayelsa state Government and other authorities for swift intervention to ensure the protection of the Opu-Nembe kingdom and to end the scaring situation faced by the kingdom continually.


The statement said “The Opu-Nembe Council of Chiefs in Nembe LGA, Bayelsa state is bringing to the notice of the Federal and state government that the peaceful people of Opu-Nembe is currently facing a grave situation as military personnel have siege the kingdom, following the directives of some big Politicians in the state.

“The development comes days after we received credible intelligence report of another imminent attack on the Opu-Nembe kingdom.

“Recall that in our last press conference held on the 18th day of May, 2023, we stated all the names of sponsors and actors involved in these dastardly attacks. The immediate past Minnister of Petroleum for state was mentioned in our last press conference was also named as one of the person’s shielding the perpetrators of the dastardly act from arrest.

“The military men descended upon Opu-Nembe earlier today, creating a scene of fear, chaos and confusion as armored vehicles and armed soldiers patrolled round the kingdom and searched houses, causing distress among the people. The invasion has disrupted the daily lives of the community’s residents, leaving them feeling vulnerable and unsafe within their own homes.

“This unwarranted military presence threatens the core values the peace loving people of Opu-Nembe. It is imperative that immediate action is taken to address the concerns of our people and restore the tranquility they once enjoyed.

“Furthermore, we call upon president Bola Tinubu, who is the commander-in-chief of the armed force, Bayelsa state Government as well as other relevant authorities to intervene swiftly and ensure the protection of the Opu-Nembe kingdom from any forms of attack as it is our rights to live in peace and be secured by the security agencies.

“We the people of Opu-Nembe kingdom deserve to live without fear, with our fundamental rights protected, thus we appeal a swift end to this distressing situation and restore the harmony that the kingdom so deeply cherishes. Long live Opu-Nembe kingdom,” the statement read.

NAIJA LIVE TV gathered that the Nigerian Army numbering over dozens stormed Opu-Nembe in Nembe LGA of Bayelsa state on Friday 23rd June, 2023.

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