The Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators on Wednesday, September 5, condemned the invasion of the house of elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, by some police officers.
In a statement signed by the leaders of the various militant groups, the coalition alleged that the aim of the invasion was to assassinate Clark for championing the cause of the Niger Delta people, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that some of the signatories to the statement include John Duku, leader of Niger Delta Watchdogs and the Convener of the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators; Ekpo Ekpo (Niger Delta Volunteers), Osarolor Nedam (Niger Delta Warriors), Henry Etete (Niger Delta Peoples Fighters) and Asukwo Henshaw (Bakassi Freedom Fighters).
The statement read in part: “We view, analyse and also condemn in strongest terms the unwarranted order by the federal government and the inspector-general of police to invade the Abuja home of Niger Delta leader and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, with the aim of assassinating him for championing restructuring and the course of the Niger Delta people."
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that some men of the Nigerian Police Force on Tuesday, September 4, raided the Abuja residence of former federal commissioner for information and south-south leader, Chief Edwin Clark.
The police who searched all the rooms of the elder statesman, alleged that they were in the house to search for arms which they accused him of keeping.
The officers, who arrived the Asokoro residence of Chief Clark at 1.30pm, left the premises at 2.30pm.
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