DELTA, Nigeria – A human right activist, Comrade Israel Joe has urged the leaders of the South-South region of Nigeria to set up a strong security network.
Comrade Joe made the call in a statement made available in Warri.
He said this became necessary since, “the North is ready with Miyyeti Allah, the South West is ready with Amotekun, and the South East is ready with Nnamdi Kanu’s Eastern Security Network.”
Comrade Joe noted that youths from the Northern, South-West and South-East are fully armed and fortified for their regional defence.
According to him, “Only the South-South still wallows in ignorance and feels the Nigerian state can protect them.
“I want to thank the Delta State governor for creation of Operation Delta Hawk but an indigenous security outfit is immediately needed not just for Delta State but the entire South-South. As it is right now, any region can overrun the South-South because we do not speak with one voice.
“The real deal is not security but the fact that every region fears the unknown and wishes to protect their region except the South-South that still feeds the entire nation.
“Our roads are not safe, our sea ports are not working, oil companies have relocated to Abuja, our crude taken to Niger republic or Dangote refinery Lagos to be refined and brought back to us for higher sales, yet no Niger-Delta youth would be employed in those places.
“The South-South governors need to see that a power game is building for 2023 and our exclusion is sure. God! Where are these people from? Can’t they see?”