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Isaac Boro Day Turned Violent In Yenagoa Bayelsa As Niger Delta Militants Attacked Business Owners

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May 17, 2015 – Isaac Boro Day Turned Violent In Yenagoa Bayelsa State As Niger Delta Militants Forced Business Owners To Close Shop, Declare Public Holiday

The situation in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State now is worrisome. Shop owners, markets and other business outlets were forced to close down on the ground that today is Isaac Isaac Adaka Boro Day,a former Niger Delta Militia.

In the Nigerian constitution, today was never reserved as Public Holiday. Bayelsa indigenes and youth were spotted singing in native chants through the streets of Yenagoa.

They threatened to burn down any shop or business outlet that opens up for business today. Most of these businesses are owned and operated by non indigenes. The police officers are not doing anything about it as well.

The Bayelsa youths have been using violence as punitive measures against all business outlets functioning in Yenagoa today.

An eatery named Klimajaro and another Pepperoni was attacked by the youths for functioning after they announced that no business should open. As a result of that, the eatery was rasacked by the youths and their foods and snacks were carted away.

The youths devoured foods and snacks ranging from chickens, fish, Rice, turkey, snacks ,bread, meat pie, burger etc. Some other business outlets like boutiques were ransacked and goods worth thousands of naira was carted away by the youths.

The situation now is that they are using it as an opportunity for stealing and intimidating non-indigenes within Yenagoa.

Finally, the victims mostly Igbos are complaining that the state government security agency is not doing anything positive to assist in bringing order as this has been happening for few years now.

Last year, provision stores and some eateries were also ransacked and goods worth thousands of naira was carted away in name of punishing offenders who tried doing business on Isaac boro day which is not even legally recognised.

I am writing to you so that other Nigerians will be aware.

By Okafor Nzube Johnmary.



  1. Esosa

    May 17, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    what do u expect from a state that produced the most corrupt president in hisotry nothing better my dear

  2. Metu Nyetu

    May 17, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Wen they said foreigners, I knew it must b Igbos. We don suffer, like d Hebrews.

  3. bello

    May 17, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    Na hungry cause am bro cus pipeline business is no more moving

  4. Grace

    May 17, 2015 at 8:33 PM

    Esosa this is not about the President. These youths have to stop this nonsense of theirs and allow peace reign among the Igbos business people and others. Why are they threatening their lives are we not all Nigerians. what is all these. Are they Boko Haram? Yenagoa educated indigence please call these youths to order. I believed some of you are reading this article now. go help calm this situations. Why re they behaving like animals.

    Buhari please come sort these youths out. Is toomuch.

  5. ifeanyi ojiako

    May 17, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    The same south south the igbos voted for to the detriment of our region? This is a wakeup call for ndi igbo!

  6. Ilyasu

    May 17, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    see the people Igbos called brothers, boasting to join force with to gain Biafra. Obviously they Can’t stay together…..

  7. Bush Peters

    May 17, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    I don’t think it is about the Igbo people, because before those guys carried out there criminal activities, those in yenagoa were informed. And I want to believe that the attack wasn’t on the Igbo people alone. From my own point of view, I foresee militant groups springing up again.

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