Oporoza community has denied being aware of Solomon Dalung’s visit. In a statement released today, Chairman of the community, Mr. Johnbull Demebi said no one was aware of any meeting and oblivious of his supposed visit.
The statement reads;
“It is pertinent to state that to the best of our knowledge, we, the leadership of the community did not receive the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports, or any other government official in Oporoza town last week. We have stated in many fora and occasions that we do not know anything about the Niger Delta Avengers. Oporoza town or any other community in Gbaramatu kingdom has nothing to do with the Avengers and their activities. We had in time past, condemned the activities of the Avengers, and therefore could not have anything to do with them in our community. As peace loving and law abiding citizens of Nigeria, we make bold to say that we are very receptive people, and have received several top government functionaries in our community, Oporoza.
For the avoidance of doubt, the last government visitor to Oporoza community was the Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, and he was given a rousing welcome by the community, led by the chairman, Mr Johnbull Dumebi. And so, we doubt the claim of the Hon. Minister that he visited Oporoza community, last week, and had a meeting with members of Niger Delta Avengers and other community people.