The Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday arrested a traditional ruler of Agrisaba community in Nembe local government area of Bayelsa State, King Walter Agiri, over boundary dispute between Agrisaba and Oluasiri in the council.
The traditional ruler’s arrest was however, hailed by the Bayelsa Renaissance Movement, BRM, which commended the DSS for taking the bold step as part of efforts to find lasting solution to the problem.
It was learnt that King Agiri was arrested by the security agency in Yenagoa, the state capital, and whisked away to the command’s headquarters for interrogation.
BRM in a statement signed by its Coordinator, Mr. Rondson Irokari, faulted the claims by some Agrisaba elders that the monarch was nabbed following a protest against the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) in the community.
According Irokari, an independent investigation by the group revealed that the DSS arrested the monarch following security breaches in the area.
Nembe local government area was where three soldiers were recently killed by suspected militants.