Lagos – A Local pressure group has denounced an
attempt on the life of Jerry Needam, the chieftain of the People’s Democratic
Two police officers were killed on Tuesday during the
onslaught at the Port Harcourt home of Needam, who is also the Rivers State
spokesperson of the party.
A private security guard, who was wounded during the gun
battle, is currently receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital in
“It’s surprising that at a time our people ought to come
together, reason together and close ranks against known and unknown forces
whose only interest in the State is to run the State economy aground by
planting seeds of discord among her citizenry, our people have inadvertently
subscribed to such barbaric and alien lifestyle,” said Batombari Ledogo, National
Coordinator of the Ogoni Ethnic Nationality.
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“Just this Tuesday, did it come to our notice that the devil
incarnates for the umpteenth time stormed into the Port Harcourt residence of
Pastor Jerry Needam, an illustrious son of Ogoniland heavily armed, shooting at
anything that caught their sight, while attempting to force their way into his
Ledogo said his organisation therefore made bold to say the
attack and attempt were ‘uncalled for, evil, condemnable and unacceptable’ to
the Ogoni people.
“Anymore of such action whether directed to Pastor Jerry
Needam or any other Ogoni son to us, tantamounts to a declaration of war. On no
account should the weapons acquired by their owners for whatever reason be used
to test their efficacy on an Ogoni son no matter what.”
It was said to be a third attempt on Needam’s life. No
arrests had been made.
- CAJ News