Ogoni Activists Flay Assassination Attempt on Publicity Secretary of MOSOP

The Ogoni Activists Forum have condemned in strongest terms and called for the resignation of the MOSOP president, Legborsi Saro Pyagbara over last Sunday’s (October 7, 2018) assassination attempt on the Publicity Secretary of MOSOP, Fegalo Nsuke, in Bori Ogoniland.

In a statement on behalf of the group signed by former chairman of the MOSOP Kingdom Coordinators Forum, Frank Jonah, the group described the act as despicable and condemnable.

“We are particularly appalled that the attack on Mr. Nsuke last Sunday (October 7, 2018) was planned by the current MOSOP president, Legborsi Saro Pyagbara and executed by a gang led by one Bariledum Yaamene with funding from Pyagbara through the financial secretary of MOSOP Chief Theophilus Dike” the statement said.

The group's statement further said: Confessional statements obtained from the gang leader Bariledum Yaamene clearly shows that Mr. Pyagbara called the gang leader (Bariledum Yaamene) on Sunday, October 7, 2018, the day of the attack on Fegalo Nsuke and asked him to deal with Mr Nsuke. The statements also clearly name Pyagbara as funding the operations through Chief Theophilus Dike, an indigene of Buan in Khana local government area.

"We note that Pyagbara's recent conduct including the lot to assassination the publicity secretary of MOSOP and his blatant disregard for the constitution of MOSOP and failure to put in place the necessary processes for the conduct of elections which are overdue and unacceptable".

"We therefore ask for the immediate resignation of Legborsi Saro Pyagbara as he has sufficiently constituted himself into a security threat and also an embarrassment to the Ogoni nationality". the statement said.