The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, has condemned the killing of one of its officials, Mr. Sylvanus Otueneh.
Until Otueneh’s killing in the hands of yet-to-be-identified gunmen in the late hours of last Friday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, he was an aide of the group’s National Secretary-General, Mr. Bristol Alagbariya.
The gunmen, suspected to be assassins, were said to have killed Otueneh when they realised that their target (Alagbariya) could not be found.
Mr. Eric Omare, the Publicity Secretary of IYC and the group on Monday described the act as barbaric and most condemnable.
The group called on the Inspector General of Police and heads of other security agencies to properly investigate and bring the perpetrators to book for the gruesome act.
The group also urged members, especially those in the Eastern Zone, to remain calm while the security agencies carry out a detailed investigation to expose those behind this act.
The unfortunate incident happened in the private residence of the IYC National Secretary where a private meeting was taking place. “The meeting was not an IYC meeting at the time of this attack”, the group said.
The IYC commiserated with the families of the late Otueneh and that of Alagbariya for the irreparable loss.