The Department of State Service (DSS) has debunked claims that suggesting that its operatives arrested Ijaw Youth Council, IYC President Peter Timothy Igbifa.
DSS spokesman, Dr Peter Afunanya, said: “The DSS has nothing to do with the alleged arrest or whisking away of Ijaw Youth Council, IYC President Comrade Peter Timothy Igbifa, by suspected masked men.
The incident happened along Port Harcourt International Airport Road.
Igbifa in his last words to his personal driver, said: ” I am kidnapped but tell the people that the protest must hold, nobody can infringe on the right of Niger Delta people”.
The Ijaw Youth Council had earlier planned a peaceful protest schedule to hold Wednesday over the refusal of the Federal Government to constitute Board of Directors for the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
Igbifa had given all oil multinationals seven days to evacuate their employees from oil platforms in the region ahead of the protest.
The kidnapping of Igbifa was confirmed by his closed friends .
Who do you think is responsible for the kidnap of Igbifa? Do you think the DSS is responsible?