There is rising panic in Koluama community of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa following the killing of the Clan Chairman of the Movement for the Survival of the Ijaw Ethnic Nationality (MOSIEND) by suspected cultists.

The deacesed MOSIEND Chairman, Koluama Clan, simply identified as Comrade Big J also known as Don Cici, was shot at close range around 7am on Sunday at the Swali market on his way to pick up money from the local money transfer through boat transportation in Yenagoa.

Comrade Big J, some Ijaw youths informed NAIJA LIVE TV is a dedicated Ijaw youths advocate and also a strong member of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) until he left the council after the fall out of the last National Executive election.

A source in the Koluama community, said though Comrade Big J, is a known advocate of peace and welfare for Ijaw youths, those suspected to have killed were cultists who felt he crossed into their territory, “I suspect that all these small cult boys that does not know him and his struggle for their welfare must have shot him. It may be a territorial killing without regard to the fact that he has abandoned that life for the struggle towards improved welfare to Ijaw youths. “

NAIJA LIVE TV gathered that Comrade Big J was about 50years of age and married with kids.


While the Chairman of the Southern Ijaw Forum of MOSIEND, Comrade Mathew Perekebuna, condemn the killing, describing it as barbaric. He called on security agencies to ensure those involved are brought to justice.

The Publicity Secretary of MOSIEND, Comrade Emmanuel Tonye Isaac, expressed a deep sense of loss over the killing,” it is with deep sense of loss, we regret to announce the sudden demise of One of our fallen comrades in the person of Comrade Big J, the chairman of koluama clan who was gunned down by some unknown gunmen at the early hours of Sunday 18th of July in yenagoa.”

” The Leadership of Mosiend Central Zone highly condemn this gruesome act in it’s entirety. We are appealing to all security agencies to leave no stone unturned by bringing those culpable to book. As a law abiding Body, we seek not to take the laws into our hands but we’re willing to coperate with relevant security agencies to fish out these criminals. We console with the family, Love ones, koluama clan and the entire Mosiend Central Zone for these great loss.”

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