There were widespread rumours of a former Niger Delta militant leader, Asari Dokubo, being killed in an alleged confrontation with soldiers on Saturday.
But the Ijaw Youth Council has dismissed the rumoured attack by military personnel on Asari. In a statement by the spokesman for IYC, Eric Omare, the group said the former militant warlord was in good health and there was never a confrontation between him and military men.
IYC, an umbrella body for Ijaw youths, also called for the immediate withdrawal of troops from the region particularly the creeks of the Niger Delta following the recent ceasefire deal reached with militant youths and stakeholders in the region.
The group stated that there was no reason for military deployment in the region, adding that such was already causing tension and fear among people in the region.
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