Ijaw youth coun­cil con­demns kid­nap of Ed­win Clark’s son

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Chris Eze, Ye­nagoa

The Ijaw Youth Coun­cil (IYC) has con­demned the ab­duc­tion of Ebi Clark, the son of the Ijaw na­tional leader, Chief Ed­win Clark.

In a state­ment signed by the IYC spokesman, Bar­ris­ter Eric Omare in Ye­nagoa, IYC said the son of the Ijaw na­tional leader was kid­napped and whisked away through the Ki­ag­bodo river which con­nects with the Ramos and For­ca­dos in Delta and Bayelsa States.

The state­ment or­dered all clan heads in the river­ine com­mu­ni­ties of Ing­belebiri, Oporo­mor and Se­im­biri to trace and fish out the kid­nap­pers.

The youth coun­cil vowed to use all re­sources in its dis­posal to fight kid­nap­ping and other forms of crim­i­nal­ity in Ijaw land.

The state­ment read in part: “In­for­ma­tion at the IYC dis­posal is that the son of the Ijaw na­tional leader, Ebi Clark, was taken to the kid­nap­pers hide­out through the Ki­ag­bodo river which con­nects with the Ramos and For­ca­dos rivers in Delta and Bayelsa States. There­fore all IYC clan of­fi­cials in the river­ine ar­eas of Ing­belebiri ,Oporo­mor and Se­im­biri clans of Bayelsa and Delta States have been di­rected to fish out the kid­nap­pers”.

The coun­cil prayed that “the ab­duc­tion will not pre­vent Chief Ed­win Clark, who is on a na­tional as­sign­ment to dis­cuss is­sues that will ben­e­fit the Ijaw na­tion and the people of Nigeria’’.

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