PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari
led Federal Government has met
with ex-militants in the Niger-Delta
region and has reached a resolution
to end conflicts resulting to
pipelines bombing in the country.
In a meeting convened by the
Special Adviser to the President
on Niger-Delta Matters and
Coordinator of the Amnesty
Programme, Brigadier General
Paul Boroh with ex- from Rivers,
Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, in Benin City,
the Edo state capital which lasted
over 6 hours, plans on how to put
an end to reoccurring bombing was
Speaking with newsmen after
the strategic meeting, Brig. Gen.
Boro declared that the result of the
recent bombing in the Niger-Delta
is inflicting pains on Nigerians and
reducing the economic fortune of
the country and urged that they
should discuss whatever issues
they have appropriately rather
than resort to other means.
He added that plans are on top
gear to provide welfare and housing
scheme for the ex-militants aside its
usual programme and projects that
are on-going stressing that that the
current situation in the region has
rendered the country impotent of
solving its own problems.
According to Boroh on why the
meeting was convened, “This
amnesty programme is our
programme and what has brought
us so far is something that is
happening now that affects all of us,
whether you are living in the creek
or outside. It is the issue of pipeline
vandalism which I understand
some people do it to make people
feel bad or get recognised.
He therefore urged that, “If
you have issues, if you have
misunderstanding, if you have
anything worrying you at all, you
should discuss it with the person
you feel can solve the problem
rather than going to destroy
pipeline that is affecting the whole
environment. He further stated that, “The
common factor is security
challenges we are facing in
our areas, in our region that is
affecting the economy of the
country. It is another aspect that
we should not be indulging in. if
you have an issue with anybody
please discuss it with the
person. It is better than bombing
pipeline that would affect the
environment. Personally it
makes me feel bad that we don’t
know how to solve our problem.
While speaking with the exmilitants,
Boroh said, “It is our
responsibility to make sure that
security in our environment is
well sorted out. Please let us do
everything we can to make sure
that doesn’t occur again”. He
Brig Gen Boroh, who was
optimistic about the meeting,
noted that “We have all resolved
that we will put our heads and
hands and all in all together to
prevent the re-occurrence of this
type of thing.
He assured oil firms in
the country that the Federal
government is dedicated to end
the problems associated with
bombings and said “Collectively
we (Federal government ad
Niger-Delta Avengers) have
agreed to work as a team to
prevent re-occurrence. We feel
bad that it is happening, it is
affecting our economy and it is
affecting development and we
are very concerned about it”. He

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