By the time the military operation ended, almost 5,000 people including children and women where recorded and pronounce dead and many more were injured, displaced, traumatized and an inestimable number of properties were lost.
Rumours suggested that the massacre was ordered by the regime of former president Olusegun
Ever since the Odi massacre there has never been any report or news of former President Olusegun
Aremu Obasanjo stepping his feets on the Bayelsa soil until recently that the now Governor of the state Seriake Dickson invited the former President to the state for some reasons and it didn't go down well with Bayelsa born activist and former Minister for Environment, AnnKio Briggs, who didn't hesitate to attacked the Governor for ever inviting the former president to the same land he killed thousands of people.
Furthering describing the former president as an enemy of the Niger Delta region, Briggs warned that anyone from the state who is with Obasanjo to "fight" President Muhammadu Buhari, does so at his or her own risk.
Briggs, in a statement also vowed that the people of the region will not cast votes for Buhari in next 2019 Presidential election and is not because Obasanjo is a against Buhari re-running as he has no right to advice the Bayelsa people on who or who not to vote for.
"His (Obasanjo) visit confirms that Ijaw politicians are in politics for themselves and not Ijaw nation.
"Obasanjo should have been taken to Odi before he leaves Bayelsa to enable those who survived the Odi massacre confer on him a traditional title."
She said the visit of the former president was "dancing on the graves", of the thousands he order their death back in 1999 when he was president.
"May the over 4000 innocent Odi women, men, old and young, youths and children who were shelled, bombed, drowned, and murdered by Olusegun Obasanjo through the Nigeria Army haunt him.
"He did not pick Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as Vice President for the love of Ijaw or Niger Delta people, he did not support him in 2011 for love of Ijaw or Niger Delta people, but did so for his own selfish reasons, and when Jonathan did not be please him as president, he turned against him."Reacting to Obasanjo’s advice to President Buhari not to run for second term, Briggs said:
"He is getting set to fight Buhari and he is pretending to be a friend of Ijaw and Niger Delta people.
"Anyone who joins Obasanjo to fight Buhari is doing so at his or her own risk, Ijaw people will not vote for Buhari and we don’t need Obasanjo to tell us that."