IYC shuts NDDC office, blocks East-West Road

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The Ijaw Council (IYC) Worldwide has shut down the Bayelsa office of the Delta Development Commission () and the Mbiama-axis of the East-West road for a mother-of-all protest against the refusal of inaugurate a substantive board of the .

Scores of , who flew the flags of IYC, were said have stopped along the ever-busy East-West road causing panic among motorists and commuters.

The had given a 30-day ultimatum, which expired on May 25th, for and the Ministry of the Delta Affairs constitute the board or risk total shutdown of the Delta.

The protest reportedly going on despite the unknown whereabouts of the IYC , Peter Timothy Igbifa, who reportedly whisked to an unknown place by masked gunmen.

Igbifa on his way to the International Port Harcourt on to board a flight to Abuja for a meeting when the gunmen blocked his vehicle, seized him and took him away.

Details shortly…