An eye witness report from Warri, Delta State, says plans are ongoing by the Nigerian military to commence an armed invasion of Niger Delta communities thus derailing the peace process.
houseboats, the report says houseboats manned by fierce-looking armed soldiers were sighted stationed at the waterfront of Oporoza, headquarters of Gbamaturu Kingdom in preparation of the armed invasion.
DailyGlobeWatch reliably gathered this planned attack on the communities is connected with the bombing of Chevron offshore delivery pipeline by the Niger Delta Avengers.
In a press conference in Warri on Thursday, the Acting Secretary of Gbaramatu Traditional Council, Chief Godspower Gbenekama, who confirmed the development to journalists said the Nigerian security forces plan to carry out the onslaught through the use of the military houseboat that is stationed at Oporoza waterfront.
His words: “Gentlemen of the press, I called you here to address the burning security issues around the Niger Delta and particularly as it affects the people of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West LGA of Delta State.
“It has come to our knowledge that the security forces of Nigeria are planning another onslaught on the people of Gbaramatu Kingdom and they are going to use military houseboat stationed right at Oporoza waterfront with the guise of looking for militants. “This planned action of the Nigerian military is capable of derailing the fragile peace that some of us have struggled to achieve in the past few months.
”Let it be known that the presence of military houseboats has never stopped these militants from attacking critical oil facilities to the effect that even pipelines very close to the said military houseboats are attacked either with the connivance of the military, or without the military knowing. One now wonders the rationale behind stationing military houseboat at the waterfront of Oporoza.”
“We see this plan as an invasion on the privacy of the people of Gbaramatu Kingdom and Oporoza, the headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom in particular. We have not forgotten that similar actions were carried out in our area in the recent past,” he said.
“As it is now, there are so many military houseboats stationed across the Niger Delta, this has not stopped the militants from attacking if they so desired. As for Gbaramatu Kingdom.”