The Oasis Reporters
January 8, 2022
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By Greg Abolo
In the aftermath of an alleged plan by the Lagos State government to issue conditions for the reopening of Dowen College where cultists allegedly killed a student who is an adolescent Ijaw youth, Sylvester Oromoni, the culprits are said to be free on bail while the case is still ongoing, Ijaw youths allege.
A group of Ijaw youths assembled by the college gate, vowing to occupy the school unless “justice is seen to have been done.
A spokesman of the assembled youths who spoke to the press threatened that all Ijaw youths would occupy the college with their school bags, ‘feeding’ bottles etc and ensure that activities would be disrupted till they get justice.
The spokesman also spoke directly to the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu who they believe is “a well brought up person” that should not be seen to support injustice as the killer cultists have allegedly been let loose surreptitiously during the Christmas break.
Refusal to offer justice since the alleged cultists are believed to be children of the high and mighty in the Nigerian society, that a commentator called, “badly brought up children of failed parents” has unwittingly galvanized Ijaw youths into the imbroglio, as the killed Sylvester Oromoni is one of the own.
It would be recalled that Ijaw youths were able to, through militancy, bring the Nigerian federal government to the negotiating table, demanding for equity and justice for the degraded Niger Delta environment due to oil exploration activities that benefited the government officials with nothing for the natives.
This new Oromoni injustice may snowball into a disruption in Lagos as the Ijaw youths have vowed to defy armoured tanks in occupying the premises of Dowen college.
“We are capable”, the spokesman said of defying even well positioned armoured tanks to achieve their aims, which is getting justice for Sylvester Oromoni.
Ijaw youths are notable in succeeding in their causes, especially when it is predicated on the demand for justice.
They succeeded against the Federal government, and facing the Lagos state government may seem like a walk in the park, considering that there was a report of a lowly placed police official who was alleged to have defied the Lagos state governor recently. The reports were allover the media.
The only option left for the Lagos state government, seems to be ensuring that justice is not only done, but seen to have been done for the bustling economic capital of Nigeria to have some semblance of peace.