Members of the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), Central Zone, have successfully chased away former leader of Niger Delta militants, Alhaji Asari Dokubo who had gathered his people for an expanded inaugural meeting in Yenagoa, the state capital, in support of the agitation by Igbo people for a Republic of Biafra to be carved out of Nigeria.
Chairman of the IYC, Kennedy Olorogun, who was said to have gotten the wind of the Biafran meeting, mobilised his executive council members and other youths to the venue of the gathering.
Kennedy Olorogun was said to be angry that Dokubo chose Bayelsa, a homogeneous Ijaw State, to hold such a meeting and ordered the Founder of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF) to leave the state or face the wrath of the youths.
It was learnt that Dokubo, who recently declared his support for the actualisation of Biafra, gathered over 300 persons from across the states in the South-East and South-South to hold the meeting.
The meeting was reportedly convened under the auspices of the Biafra National Council (BNC) and not the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Confirming the development, Olorogun said that over 300 persons, including Dokubo were already gathered at a hotel in Yenagoa when he led Ijaw youths to the place.
He said quarrel ensued between him and Dokubo when he told the former militant leader that the meeting would not hold in Ijawland.
The timely arrival of police officers was said to have averted what was developing into a bloody clash between the two groups.