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Gbaramatu Kingdom Demands Release of its Youths

14 July 2016 National

A protest demanding the release of youths reportedly captured by the Nigerian Army several weeks ago has been staged by the people of Oporoza community, the headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area, Delta State.

According to them, the military, under the guise that they were in search of the Niger Delta Avengers, had invaded their community destroying and carting away valuables as well as capturing some youths.

The protest comes a month after the alleged invasion of the Nigerian Army on Gbaramatu community.

They claimed that their captured loved ones were neither directly nor indirectly connected to the Niger Delta Avengers.

They have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to call the military to order to release the youths.

The Gbaramatu community has been in the limelight in recent times following speculations and allegations that one of its indigenes popularly known as Tompolo is connected to the Niger Delta Avengers.

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