Bayelsa kingdom celebrates one year of peace

Mike Odiegwu

The people of Brass Kingdom in Brass Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, have marked one year of peaceful coexistence in the kingdom.

The kingdom had suffered many years of electoral violence and inter-communal conflicts.

The people of the oil-rich Twon-Brass trooped out en masse to partake in a newly-instituted annual Thanksgiving to mark their new-found love and harmonious existence.

The event was attended by the Dean Emeritus Church of Anglican Communion, Archbishop Ignatius Kattey; President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Bayelsa State chapter, Archbishop Jacob Akpiri, traditional rulers, chiefs-in-council, clergymen, political leaders, men, women, elders and youths from the various communities.

Addressing the crowd, the first military governor of old Rivers State and the Amayanabo of Twon-Brass Kingdom, King Alfred Diete-Spiff described the event as significant.

He said the kingdom was happy that civil wars and electoral violence that led to killings…

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