By Rejoice Egbaseimokumor

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide has issued a stern warning to singer Harrison Tare Okiri, popularly known as Harrysong over alleged bullying and intimidation from his colleagues in the Nigerian music industry.

This was contained in a press statement signed and issued to newsmen in Warri yesterday by Amb. Binebai Yerin Princewill, Spokesman Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide.

Harrysong while briefing the IYC had alleged that his life is in danger from his colleagues in the Nigerian music industry, stressing that he has been bullied severally and has escaped a lot of assassination attempts.

The statement reads in full below:

Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide

Press Statement

9/06/2024

IYC Warn Traducers Of Harrysong In Music Industry To Keep Clear, Say Ijaws Will Not Keep Quiet If Anything Happens To Him

The attention of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide has been drawn to series of harrasment and bullying meted out on Mr. Harrison Tare Okiri, popularly known as Harrisong from his supposed colleagues in the Nigerian music industry.

While it is not the style of the highly revered Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) to raise its voice on matters like this, it is important that we issue this warning because overlooking stuffs like this has resulted to the death of many prominen musicians in Nigeria as the case of Mohbad is still very fresh in our memories.

The IYC has been briefed by singer Harrisong who is a highly respected Ijaw son from Ogbe-Ijoh in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State that he has escaped a lot of assassination attempts, harrasment, bullying and intimidation from his suspected colleagues in the industry just to bring him down with the ultimate aim of finishing him in the industry.

Let this be on record that the Ijaw people will not keep quiet should anything happens to our Ijaw son in as much as we will not tolerate any form of intimidation under any guise from any group of people or persons.

It is part of the founding principles of the Ijaw Youth Council to always protect Ijaw sons and daughters from any form of oppression and intimidation together with the development of Ijaw land and her people in the Nigerian State.

However, the Ijaw people are one of the most peaceful and law abiding people in Nigeria, in most cases people have always taken our simplicity for granted. We are also using this medium to charge security agencies to thread with caution so that they will not be used by individuals or group of persons to attack innocent people as their duty is purely to restore normalcy and protection of the law.

Finally, whatever that belongs to Harrisong should be given to him without threat to his life as there will be dare consequences if anyone or group of persons dares to harm our son Harrysong Okiri. It is always better to live peacefully as brothers. A word is enough for the wise.

Signed
Amb. Binebai Yerin Princewill
Spokesman Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide.