JUST IN!! Tension In Bayelsa As DSS Arrest Monarch, Community Kicks.
Tension in Bayelsa Community over arrest of Monarch by DSS operatives over anti-Agip oil protest. There is rising tension among
indigenes of the Agrisaba community in Nembe Local Government area of Bayelsa State over the arrest and detention of the Traditional Ruler, His Royal Highness, Obenema of Agrisaba, King Walter Agri by operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) over alleged involvement in a protest against the oil multinational, Agip Nigeria Oil Company (NOAC).
We gathered that angry youths and Elders of the Community had on Friday staged a protest march against the management of the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NOAC) over alleged non-payment of compensation over the oil spill, non- payment of contract done for remediation of creek/canal since three year, refusal to award the surveillance contract and clearing of pipe line route to indigenes.
The Agip Oil Company was also alleged to have awarded of security surveillance contract to a non- Indigene, pollution of the oil source of drinking water, the failure to honor the MOU, refusal to build police post agreed 5 years ago, refusal to pay compensation for land acquisition and refusal to