The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Brigadier-General Paul Boroh (retd.), has dispatched a team of investigators to the Niger Delta in an effort to identify the masterminds of the recent attacks on oil facilities in the region, PUNCH reports.
Chief Security Officer to the Amnesty Office, Lieutenant Colonel Olusegun Okungbure, told PUNCH’s correspondent on the telephone on Sunday that the office was working with security agencies in the area on information sharing and intelligence on how to curb the sabotage of oil platforms in the region.
He also said that a meeting had also been scheduled between officials of the Delta State Government and stakeholders in the area on how to bring the attacks to an end.
According to Okungbure,
The Special Adviser has sent people to the region to see if we can identify the perpetrators of this act. Secondly, he has also condemned the attacks on all these oil platforms. He has also interfaced with the security agencies for the protection of the pipelines and security in the general area. Even as we speak now, we just finished a form of telephone conversation with the JTF Commander, who just returned from Delta State. These are some of the things we are doing.
We have even tasked the ex-agitators, the ones captured in the programme, that they should be able to fish out these people because their own reputation of embracing peace and accepting amnesty is being threatened by this kind of attacks. I think everyone is well aware of the implications.