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EFCC: Nothing Must Happen to Yahaya Bello, Ebira Youths Warn Tinubu 

“The action of the Police and DSS has now made the former governor (Yahaya Bello) vulnerable,” Ebiraland Youths Coalition say.

Youths of Ebira ethnic nationality under the aegis of Ebiraland Youths Coalition (EYC) have called on the Federal Government to ensure that nothing happens to the immediate past governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello. 

They alleged that some people in high places, conniving with other ethnic bigots from Kogi State, were working tirelessly, not only to harm the former Governor but also to ridicule the entire people of Ebiraland.

The EYC in a statement by its Coordinator, Fache Onimisi Moses, said said the simultaneous actions of the Department of State Services (DSS) and Police to withdraw the security guards of Bello, not minding the subsisting Court order restraining the EFCC from arresting him, showed the connivance of powerful people, who possibly wanted Bello eliminated by all means.

“The action of the Police and DSS has now made the former governor vulnerable and the youths of our land will be left with no other options than to defend our own even if it’s with our bare hands if the harassments continue unabated,” the Ebira youths declared.

The organization called on President Bola Tinubu to rise to the occasion to stop the unwarranted harassment of the former governor by EFCC which itself is a creation of the law.

The EYC said that if the commission felt dissatisfied with the restraining order given to the former governor by the State High Court, it could use all legal means available to it to vacate the order rather than engaging in its “current shameful actions.”

The coalition also advised some youths of the other ethnic groups in the state to be mindful of how they use the social media to malign Yahaya Bello and his ethnic group, adding that their actions were capable of truncating the peace currently enjoyed in the state.

The statement reminded the youths of Kogi East of the role played by youths of Kogi Central when former Governor Abubakar Audu was brought to court in handcuffs by the EFCC after he left office.

The youths of Kogi Central, it said, believed that the humiliation by EFCC was a slap on the collective sensibility of the people of the state and they mobilized to protest right before the court and that made the arraignment almost impossible at that time.

The Ebira youths therefore cautioned that if some Kogi East youths were now taking to the social media to celebrate Bello’s ordeal and maligning Ebira people, that has put their sense of appreciation to question and has repercussions.

Friday Olokor, Abuja 

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