Youths to protest continual attacks on Rivers waterways

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The Kula Kingdom Graduate Association (KKGA) says it will embark on a peaceful protest against the incessant attacks on commuters on the waterways to Kula in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers.

Mr Donald Sukubo, the Public Relations Officer of KUGA, in Port Harcourt on Monday said that the people of Kula were most affected by the criminal activities.
He said the activities of the unidentified youths had greatly affected commercial activities on the waterways and had led to the death of many indigenes of the area.
According to Sukubo, the Rivers government is yet to show serious concern about the development.
“It is a pity that the Rivers Government is yet to prove to us that as a government it is concerned and ready to protect her citizens on the waterways.
“Security of life and property is the primary responsibility of government at all levels; so as government, it cannot pretend to be blind or deaf to the issue.
“The Kula menace is persistent and unbearable because our fishermen cannot go to the river, traders can’t do business again and commercial activities are crippled,” he said.
Sukubo, who also accused politicians of making use of thugs to terrorise those plying the marine route, vowed that his group would take the protest to the Government House, police as well as other security agencies in the state.