In an opinion in UK, he stated that, ”truly speaking Niger Deltans do not love themselves. I sometimes smell jealousy & competitions among our brethren. I am starting to think slave trade was very prevalent in my region. In 2007, Madam Theresa Noghanyin was assassinated by suspected gunmen who reportedly trailed her to her residence in Benin Edo state. Despicable!! she is the mother of Netherlands-based Nigerian environmental right activist, comrade Comrade Sunny Ofehe. Report had it that the incident happened at a time Comrade Ofehe had rose to become a foremost international campaigner against the ‘big oil firms’ like Dutch- owned oil giants, Shell International and American oil major, Chevron’s ‘economic war’ on the delta environment. Ofehe who loathed kidnapping, militancy, piracy and illegal oil theft popularly known as crude oil bunkering in local parlance was renowned for his crusade against environmental injustice in the delta.
He was famous for raising awareness on nefarious activities of oil companies, documenting acts of sabotage to pipelines by oil thieves, to the peace-preaching visit he made to the camp of outlawed Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND). On the 4th May, 2014, he was Kidnapped alongside four other Dutch nationals by gunmen in the Dodo River in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa state which seriously traumatized him and had prevented him from going ahead with his mum’s funeral plans. In 2015, when Ofehe was traveling to Benin after he arrived Nigeria to make arrangement for the burial rite that year, some over zealot officials of the State Security Service, SSS arrested and detained him over claims that he have been on a ‘watch list’ of the security agency ostensibly because of his strong advocacy about the underdevelopment and degradation of the Niger Delta at the international community. Finally, The funeral is scheduled to hold February 25th, 2017, in Benin, Edo State. Please be there!!!!!
On the 14th of February 2017, a renowned Niger Delta activist ‘Annkio Briggs’ during an unarmed protest was assaulted. Speaking with British Member of parliament yesterday I stated it clear that “an attack on activist is a calculated attempt to silence the voice of the people. Under which democracy do you abuse an activist, no matter the political interest or reasons behind it. Freedom of speech is placed in a very high esteem in a civilised society. I had further stated that for the sake of peace the governor owes Annkio Briggs an apology, she is Dickson’s Ijaw sister I never expect such from our brothers. I love every Niger Deltans and I am building ‘love’ foundation for our youth. Because without love there is no quality governance and this is why there are so many abandoned projects in Niger Delta. NDDC should create a watchdogs that will check balance contractors. Love your people. Afterall, Barrister Smooth said, ‘Do for me’.”