As attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta region continue, youths in Rivers State, yesterday, stormed the streets of Port Harcourt in protest against the incessant vices and criminality in the area.
The youths also protested against cult related killings, kidnapping and other social ills bedevilling the state.
The youths under the platform of National Youth Council of Nigeria, Rivers State branch, expressed their discomfort with the crime rate in the state by marching from First Artillery through Azikiwe Road, Aba Road, in Port Harcourt with placards, some of which read, ‘We need peace in the Niger Delta’, ‘Attacks on oil facilities must stop’, ‘Support Belemaoil to restore peace in the region’, ‘We don’t need cultism’ among others.
Speaking during the protest, Chairman of NYCN in Rivers State, Mr. Sukubo Sara-Igbe said that the campaign was against the heartrending vices in the region, adding that there was need for peace in the region.
Sara-Igbe said that the youths of the state were not comfortable with the rise in criminal activities and pipeline vandalism in the state and in the region at large, stressing that it was giving a wrong impression of the people of the area.