According to reports, started on the 16th of May, 2020 but snowballed into chaos on 18th, May when some youths hijacked a supposed peaceful protest and attacked the Amayanabo of Twon Brass, HRM Alfred Diete-Spiff, while he was in a meeting with the protesters to calm frayed nerves.
Diete Spiff palace on 🔥🔥🔥 fire,as he narrowly escaped being lynched by the mob…..
— TURU UGO LOTA (@myigboland) May 26, 2021
The host community has been protesting since last week and disrupted activities at the office premises of the oil firm on the Brass Island where members of the community comprising women, youths, and elders occupied and blocked access to Agip’s operational office demanding immediate restoration of power after two months of outage.
It was gathered that the monarch had tried to persuade the settlement to discontinue their protest while talks with the multinational continue in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, but the protesters rebuffed entreaties from the monarch, attacked him, and sack his palace.
The people alleged that the monarch was complicit in several efforts by Agip to shortchange the community saying they no longer have confidence in his representation in talks with the oil firm.