Saturday, 7 May 2016

DHQ vows to arrest suspected oil facilities vandals




The Defence authorities have vowed to arrest those behind the attack on oil installations in the Niger Delta.
The Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar, told our correspondent on Friday in Abuja that the military was liaising with the relevant security agencies to ensure that the culprits were apprehended.
Abubakar said that while he was not aware of the latest attack on the pipelines liking Kaduna and Warri refineries, the government would liaise with other countries to stop the act.
He said those carrying out the sabotage of the nation’s economy were inflicting injuries on themselves as the country belonged to everybody.
Abubakar said that it was inconceivable for a Nigerian to attack the nation’s economic base and to claim responsibility for it.
The spokesperson said the military would not be deterred in the commitment to perform its responsibilities.”
He said, “Whoever is doing this thing is not above the law and I believe, one day the law will catch up with him, but definitely they are not Nigerians.”
Meanwhile, the Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh, has condemned Wednesday’s attack on the facility of Chevron Nigeria Limited by a militia group, the Niger Delta Avengers.
Boroh said the 30,000 ex-militants of the Niger Delta captured under the Amnesty Programme were not part of those who attacked the Chevron Abiteye pipeline.
He called on the security agencies to arrest those behind the attack and bring them to justice.
Boroh told journalists on Friday in Abuja that the attack posed a danger not only to the Niger Delta, but also to the nation’s economy.
He urged youths to desist from the heinous act of pipeline vandalism, which he said was inimical to the environment apart from the fact that it was a crime against the country.
Boroh said, “The attack on the Chevron facility in Delta State is unfortunate and condemnable. It was carried out by some persons who called themselves Niger Delta Avengers. These are not the ex-militants who are captured under the Presidential Amnesty Programme
“All those that are captured under Amnesty Programme are under command; the people who did this are economic saboteurs; the security agents should arrest them and bring them to justice.”
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