By Chris Williamson
Ojukaye Flag Amachree does not seem to take the barring of his party by the courts lightly. The courts had as a result of internal wrangling in the All Progressives Congress (APC) barred the party from fielding candidates in 2019 Governorship, National Assembly and State Assembly elections.
A source told our reporter that as a result of this, Ojukaye flag Amachree is said to have sworn that even if his party is not participating, he will not allow elections to hold in his locality, Asari Toru Local Government Area. In ensuring this, thugs and heavily armed militants are said to have been mobilized into camps around Buguma.
The source revealed that men of the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS) allocated by their Commander in Rivers State, ACP Akin Fakorede, were billed to provide coverage while these thugs carry out this brigandage.
Also revealed was that Akin is being funded by the current Executive Director of Finance of NDDC, Mr. Chris Amadi to assemble a special team to carry out this action not just in Asari Toru, but other localities in the state.
The source, a close associate of Ojukaye who pleaded for anonymity said in Asari Toru, other than the general plan to invade the communities and cause mayhem, selected leaders will also be arrested by SARS operatives and taken away. Some leaders who are perceived as strong will be attacked and their houses burnt. Two masked men from the Kalabari extraction, namely Ibisobobo Wokoma popularly known as Doctor and a certain Jack from Abonnema will lead the attack squads to identify the leaders who will be attacked.
Before the postponed elections, there were reports that a certain Ibiye Dokubo had led some of the attack squad into Buguma through a creek. They were intercepted by men of the Nigerian Army around Sama Junction but were later released after Ojukaye Flag Amachree intervened and identified them as his men.
The source said that this time, the team will be managed by a certain Amakiri, who is said to be Ojukaye’s relative. This is because Ibiye Dokubo’s identity has been exposed, having had an encounter with the military, just a few days ago.
The source further revealed that top among the agenda is to kill Military men and pin it on PDP stalwarts; to attack and if possible kill the Chairman of Asari Toru Local Government Council, Chief Odiara Princewill; and burn the home of a particular PDP stalwart in a neighbouring community whose name was not disclosed, but is said to be the “strongest hand” in PDP for now.
Part of the revelation is that the thugs and the arms brought in for the operation were earlier kept at a fishing settlement close to Buguma called Abi-ama, but have now been moved to an undisclosed location because some security reports were made.
Presently, chiefs and leaders within the community have written to security agencies including the Inspector General of Police and the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State. Some of such bodies we have confirmed are the ASALGA Elders Council and the Buguma Internal Affairs Society.
Our source says he is an indigene of Buguma, and although he is a member of the APC, he will not fold his hands and watch such brigandage to be carried out in his community because of politics.