Navy releases Rumeulemini Community Leaders arrested for hijacking oil company bus

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The Nigerian Navy has released leaders of Rumuolumeni community in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area who were arrested for hijacking two coaster buses belonging to an oil servicing company operating in the community.

 

This comes after the Rivers State Government  intervened in the controversy leading to the blockade of major and internal roads in Rumuolumeni community.

 

Our Correspondent reports that the Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Sunny Ejekwu led the delegation of the state government to a meeting with the Commanding Officer of the Nigerian Navy, community representatives and the Police at the palace of the Paramount Ruler of Rumuolumeni.

 

Ejekwu while addressing the parties sued for peace and appealed to the community youths to open up the roads to ease the suffering of the people and also appealed to the Navy to release those in their custody.

 

The People of Rumuolumeni community in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State had blocked major roads and internal roads including waterways in protest against Operatives of the Nigeria Navy operating in the area over alleged unlawful detention of their people.

 

One of the Community Youth Leaders, Felix Chinda who spoke to our correspondent on the development said they were protesting against the Nigerian Navy over the unlawful detention of their leaders who were invited by the Navy for a meeting.

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