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Group petitions Bayelsa governor over alleged human rights abuse

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Group petitions Bayelsa governor over alleged human rights abuse

Politics Nigeria has learnt that a petition has been written against the governor of Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson over alleged human rights abuse by the south-south wing of the civil liberties organization. Below is a full transcript of the petition ;

GOVERNOR SERIAKE DICKSON ALLEGEDLY SPONSORS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES, VIOLENT ASSAULT, ATTEMPTED ASSASINATION AND PLANS TO ASSASINATE RIGHTS ACTIVISTS ANN-KIO BRIGGS, OTHERS, OVER ARBITRARY/POLITICAL CEEDING OF LANDS TO FULANI HERDSMEN IN BAYELSA STATE

Civil Liberties Organization (South-South zone), acting on the request of human rights activist Ann-kio Briggs, has petitioned the Police Highest Command, United Nations Secretary General, European Union office on Human Rights and the Diplomatic community etc seeking necessary actions against the Governor of Bayelsa State of Nigeria, Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Asuquo Amba, NYENAMI ODUAL the DPO of Akenfa police station in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state having along with their security institutions declared a war to maim and kill Miss Annkio Briggs and other activists who peacefully gathered for a love rally in Bayelsa on February 14, 2017 to speak against his donation of 1200 hectares of Land to Fulani Herdsmen terrorist group by Seriake Dickson who confirmed the thugs to be his boys via phone. Annkio Briggs and others were physically brutalized by the Governor’s thugs who pushed her down and stepped on her chest, seized her phones under the supervision and cover of the Commissioner of Police and the DPO of Akenfa Division. We are also alleging that from our findings, Governor Seriake Dickson may have made good his threats acting on the instruction of some perceived Abuja forces Commissioned some militants to maim and exterminate human rights activists in the Niger Delta who are opposed to his new marriage with Fulani herdsmen terrorist group on the instant case.

CLO DEMANDS THE FOLLOWING:

1. That Seriake Dickson and his culpable appointees be put under strong international terrorism watch by the international community giving his alliance with militants in the Niger Delta and Fulani Herdsmen terrorist group whom he has imported to settle in Bayelsa state and in his admitted role in the maiming and attempted assassination of Ann-kio Briggs, others during a planned peaceful rally in the state.

2. That officials of Bayelsa state Government particularly Governor Seriake Dickson and his appointees fingered in the maiming and attempted assassination of Annkio Briggs and others be investigated and necessary actions taken against them.

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3. The Nigerian Police officers led by the Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa and the DPO Mr. Asuquo Amba, NYENAMI ODUAL the DPO of Akenfa police station in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state be investigated and necessary actions taken against them for their supervisory and complicit roles in the maiming and attempted assassination including the human rights abuse meted out on Ann-kio Briggs, others under their watch during the planned peaceful rally.

4. Urgent steps should be taken to as soon as possible to give Ann-kio Briggs necessary medical attention over complications on her health arising from this mindless trespass to her physical person by known militants/thugs undoubtedly sponsored by Governor Seriake Dickson.

Sign:

CHINEDU KARL UCHEGBU
CLO South-south zonal Chairman

Styvn Obodoekwe
Director , CLO south-south zone

LIVINGSTONE WECHIE
Deputy Director in-charge of Communications/public relations
CLO South-south

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