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The National President of Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Peter Timothy Igbifa has been kidnapped.
NewsWireNGR gathered that Igbifa was abducted on Wednesday in Port Harcourt by heavily armed men along the popular Obiri Ikwere axis of east west road while on his way from the Port Harcourt International Airport to a meeting with the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Program.
IYC Publicity Secretary, Ebilade Ekerefe, who confirmed the news to journalists on telephone, called on security agencies to help facilitate the release of IYC President.
NewsWireNGR also gathered that the Ijaw Youth Council had earlier in the day shut down the Bayelsa liaison office of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the Mbiama-axis of the East-West road in protest, demanding that the Federal Government inaugurate a substantive board of the NDDC.
The protesting IYC members had blocked traffic along the East-West road, causing panic among motorists and commuters.
The organisation had earlier issued a 30-day ultimatum, which expired on May 25th, for the Federal Government and the Ministry of the Niger Delta Affairs to constitute the board or risk total shutdown of the Niger Delta.