A group, Concerned Ijaw transformation Ambassadors (CITA) on Saturday condemned recent attacks on military personnel stationed at Ogbobagbene town in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.
In a press statement by its President and Spokesman, Amb Arerebo Salaco Yerinmene Peters Jnr and Obiri Jonathan, respectively, the group expressed shock over the attacks, saying that it was so alarming that some elements would attack soldiers who are on lawful duty serving their fatherland.
The statement reads in parts: “We therefore, in strong and clear terms, condemn sea piracy and maritime brigandage as it does not in any way reflect the genuine agitation for the development of the Niger Delta region.
“We are aware that this attack must have provoked the Nigerian Military in a greater dimension. Be that as it may, we condemn the ongoing invasion of Bomadi, Ogbobagbene and Tuomo Communities.
The group also lamented that the recent invasion by the Military has made business in the area to be on a stand-still, adding that over 50 communities are being bound and restricted from movement as they all depend on Ogbobagbene as the point of entry and exit.