The Ijaw Youths Congress, has commended security agencies for freeing Mr Ebikeme Clark, son of Chief Edwin Clark from his abductors.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Ebikeme was abducted by gunmen on April 2 in Kiagbodo, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta.
A statement issued on Sunday by Mr Eric Omare, spokesman for IYC described the unconditional release of Ebikeme on Sunday morning as triumph of collective will against criminality.
Omare said Ijaw youths joined forces with security agencies and ensured the release of Ebikeme.
“This clearly demonstrates to the entire world and Nigerians in particular that crimes only thrive in the society when it is condoned and given tacit support by members of the society.
“The IYC believes that there is a valuable lesson to be learnt from this experience by Nigerians and the government in the fight against crimes, especially terrorism in the Northern part of the country”.
Omare urged state governments and oil firms in the Niger Delta to create jobs for youths in the area to enable them contribute to the development of the region.
“We once again call on oil companies and state governments in the Niger Delta region whose oil revenue have increased as a result of the cessation of militancy in the Niger Delta to live up to their responsibility of providing and creating jobs in the post amnesty era.
“The fight against kidnapping, oil theft and other social vices in the Niger Delta region cannot be successful without relevant stakeholders taking drastic steps to address the economic situation of our people.
“The training acquired by ex-agitators through the amnesty programme would not achieve its purpose without the provision of jobs for the beneficiaries”, Omare said.