In a plea to the president and governor of Bayelsa State, the people of Opu-Nembe in Nembe LGA of Bayelsa state are calling on the government and relevant agencies to immediately come to their aid following a great "military siege" over the kingdom.
In a Press Statement released by the Opu-Nembe Council of Chiefs, the kingdom alleged the current military presence to hunt sons and daughters of the kingdom is alleged to be from the directives of some big Politicians in the state.
The Opu-Nembe Council of Chiefs explained that the invasion of the kingdom by military men early Friday, on armored vehicles and armed soldiers patrolling around the kingdom and searching houses has caused distress among the people, disrupting the peace of the kingdom and leaving them vulnerable.
They therefore called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR), the Bayelsa state Government and other authorities for swift intervention to ensure the protection of the Opu-Nembe kingdom and to end the scary situation faced by the kingdom continually.
The statement said "The Opu-Nembe Council of Chiefs in Nembe LGA, Bayelsa state is bringing to the notice of the Federal and state government that the peaceful people of Opu-Nembe is currently facing a grave situation as military personnel have siege the kingdom, following the directives of some big Politicians in the state.
"The development comes days after we received credible a intelligence report of another imminent attack on the Opu-Nembe kingdom.
"Recall that in our last press conference held on the 18th day of May, 2023, we stated all the names of sponsors and actors involved in these dastardly attacks. The immediate past Minister of Petroleum for state was mentioned in our last press conference and was also named as one of the persons shielding the perpetrators of the dastardly act from arrest.
"The military men descended upon Opu-Nembe earlier today, creating a scene of fear, chaos and confusion as armored vehicles and armed soldiers patrolled around the kingdom and searched houses, causing distress among the people. The invasion has disrupted the daily lives of the community's residents, leaving them feeling vulnerable and unsafe within their own homes.