•There is no Avenger in Gbaramatu Kingdom- Gbenekama
•We Are Peace loving People
•Even children And Pregnant Women scampered For Safety
Palpable fear on Tuesday gripped the residents of Oporoza the traditional headquarters of Gbaramatu kingdom Delta States as two military fighter jets hovers around the town paying a disciplined attention to the palace of the Pere of Gbaramatu kingdom.
Our reporter who was in the town reported that the two fighter jets were flown at a very low altitude thereby sending the panic-stricken residents to scamper for safety in the nearby forests.
When contacted, the Spokesman of Gbaramatu kingdom, Chief Godspower Gbenekama, explained that the fighter jets flew past in quick succession, sending signals to the residents that all was not well.
He added that as a result of this development, many of our residents fled the community, fearing that the community might be invaded as the military intensified the search for militant group.
Gbenekama, further told GbaramatuVoice that many of the people who fled to the bush for cover include children, nursing mothers and pregnant women adding that what the Nigerian military is doing is dehumanizing and therefore condemnable.
He, therefore, called on the Federal Government to halt these incessant harassments of their kinsmen as many of them were already traumatized and finding it difficult to live like normal citizens.
Giving details of what transpired, the spokesperson said that they saw two military helicopters hovering around the palace of the Pere of Gbaramatu kingdom,
He further stated that one of the fighter jets wore the color of the Army while the other is painted in the Navy colour.
He then warned that there is no Avenger in Gbaramatu kingdom urging the military to withdraw their fighter jets and warships from Gbaramatu kingdom.
“The military should have some respect for traditional institutions. We are peace-loving people, and we will continue to be peaceful.
“Gbaramatu kingdom is not at war with the federal government. I am therefore using this opportunity to call on the Federal Government to withdraw their warships and fighter jets from Gbaramatu kingdom.”, he added
Efforts to reach the spokesman of the Joint Task Force (JTF) to confirm the operation, was unsuccessful as at the time of filing this report.