Oil workers
Oil workers

The National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators, NCNE-A, has warned youth of the Niger Delta region to desist from the “criminal act of vandalism” of oil and gas facilities in the region.
The warning was issued by the national President of NCNE-A, Israel Akpodoro, in Asaba, the Delta State capital, in a statement signed by and made available to our correspondent over the weekend.
The pro Buhari ex-militant leader averred that no amount of incitement against the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administrstion allegedly by the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP was enough to justify criminality especially engagement in economic sabotage as it concerns the vandalism of oil and gas facilities in the region.
Pointedly, Akpodoro directed his warnings to the youth in Urhoboland on the backdrop of the blowing up of the National Petroleum Developing Company, NPDC shoreline along Ogor Oteri swamps in Ughelli south and North local government areas by vandals suspected to be of urhobo extraction on August 29.
He further stated that any further sabotage on oil facilities in Urhobo and Isoko land will henceforth attract militaty clamp down on any one suspected to have been involved or aided same adding that in the event that such vandals ran into hidden, members of the families of such suspects will be held responsible including their close associates.
Urhobo people according to him are not noted for destroying government’s property or national assets but are rather peace loving people a virtue he admonished the youth to uphold at all time as he warned parents to monitor their children or wards closely to forestall running foul of the law.
He called on the people of the region to support administration’s efforts at improving the living standard of Nigerians in its masses oriented programs adding that President Buhari means well for the region.
The leader of the Coalition noted that although the prevailing economic realities were harsh on the domestic economy of the citizens but was quick to blame former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration for the Nation’s current woes.

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