The Ijaw Youth Council has debunked the rumoured making rounds online and social media of an attack by military personnel on former militant warlord, Asari Dokubo.
In a statement on Saturday by Eric Omare, the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) spokesman, the South-South group, has dismissed the rumoured attack by military personnel on Alhaji Asari Dokubo, founder of the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF).
Punch reported that there were widespread rumours of Asari being killed in an alleged confrontation with soldiers on Saturday morning.
IYC have now said that the former militant warlord was in good health and there was never a confrontation between him and military men.
IYC, an umbrella body for Ijaw youths, also called for the immediate withdrawal of troops from the region particularly the creeks of the Niger Delta following the recent ceasefire deal reached with militant youths and stakeholders in the region.
The group stated that there was no reason for military deployment in the region, adding that such was already causing tension and fear among people in the region.