BREAKING: Militant Group Claims Responsibility Over Obazuwa Attack, Says 48 Hours Ultimatum Stands

By Binebai Princewill

A group under the aegis of Izon Ibe Dragnet has claimed responsibility over what they described as a mild attack on Obazuwa community in Edo State. 

This was contained in a statement signed and circulated to newsmen by Bandua Itebetebe, spokesman Izon Ibe Dragnet, a copy of which was obtained by The Liberator Newspapers. 

While claiming responsibility for the attack, the group said the 48 hours ultimatum stands, stressing that they have to stand up in defence of their people in Ikoro community. 

The statement reads in full below:

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Izon Ibe Dragnet, claims responsibility on the mild attack against Obazuwa community, says 48 hours ultimatum still stands .  

We the Izon Ibe Dragnet takes full responsibility on the mild attack on obazuwa Community few days ago, haven discovered that our people in Ikoro have become helpless and obviously have been left to fate, following the High-handedness of the Edo State Government and other security agencies.

We wish to state emphatically that our 48hrs ultimatum for the people of obazuwa Community to Produce three of our ijaw sons who have been missing still stands, consequently we are demanding  for the Head one Cultis ugbo who claims to be the President of the Benin Solidarity Movement (BSM) the main sponsor of the crisis and one Teddy Oyeh as we have put a bounty of 10million on their  heads either dead or alive, while alerting all Commanders of the amphibious divisions, especially the artilliary  Units of the Izon Ibe Dragnet to be on the watch and on a manhunt to track down this unscrupulous elements that have plunged our people into severe pains and hardship as a result of the ongoing crisis, just for is own Economic gains, it is our Resolve that this Group (BSM) whose only major source of income is to create an Economy between neighboring Communities as a case study is the issue between the itsekiris and the bini’s and now thinks he can achieve same between the bini’s and the ijaws, we are certain that this will be his final bus stop and the Bini kingdom and Edo state kingdom should blame Cutis Ugbo to further escalation of this crisis.

Bandua Itebetebe, spokesman Izon Ibe Dragnet

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