Dickson urges Ijaw nation to shun violence
The Bayelsa state governor Seriake Dickson has called on the Ijaw nation to build a state that is devoid of all forms of vices such as piracy, kidnapping, and drug addiction.
He made the disclosure at the week-long occasion marking the 50th anniversary of Major Isaac Adaka-Boro who died fighting the cause of the Ijaw nation.
Speaking at the occasion, governor Dickson who was represented by his deputy Rear Admiral John Jonah retired, spoke on the need to shun vices.
On their part, the speaker of Bayelsa state house of assembly, the chairman Bayelsa traditional council and the daughter of Late Major Boro also emphasized on the neglect and the need to shun pipeline vandalism.
The high point of the occasion was the laying of a wreath by the deputy governor to pay respect to the Late Niger Delta hero who fought for the emancipation of the Ijaw nation.
Report by Dele Fasan