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Military warns militants to embrace dialogue


Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar

Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar

The military has issued a stern warning to Niger Delta militants to embrace the Federal Government peace initiative or face the full wrath of the law.

Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, issued this warning three days after the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) destroyed Chevron Escravos export pipeline at Escravos offshore, which they hinged on the refusal of the oil company to adhere to its warning not to effect repairs, pending negotiation/dialogue between government and the Niger Delta people.

Abubakar, while commissioning new blocks of Airmen Quarters at the 97 Special Operations Group (SOG) of NAF in Port Harcourt yesterday, urged the militants to desist from the wanton destruction of critical national assets, saying such has adversely impacted on the country’s economy and the fragile ecosystem in the region.

“I started my career in Port Harcourt in 1983.

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  • Osanebi Osakuni

    This fool should realized that the Niger Delta have resolved to stop feeding him and his parasitic people. Nigeria must politically restructured. You can warn people to continue feeding you and expect them to take you serious.

    • EyeServis

      Simple Truth 101.
      Say no more. You’ve said it all.

      • Osanebi Osakuni

        Thanks dear. Happy weekend

        • salele

          love in the air. LOL!

  • Mystic mallam

    Air Marshall, I thought your job was to carry out Buhari’s orders and not to issue your own orders or warning against those fighting a cause they have reason to believe is not only just, but would also serve their long-term best interest. If you must express your views, why don’t you volunteer same to your C-in-C who believes in his own self-righteousness and would stick rigidly and stubbornly on a military-imposed structure that has served Nigeria poorly. Tell Buhari to rationalise his obsession with oil and learn to negotiate in good faith for a fair and equitably restructured Nigeria. Then, only then would there be no need for any avengers and militants in the Niger Delta. Anything short of giving those people control of their God-given land and the wealth therein, well over 55 years since we commenced exploiting them with scant recompense, will simply amount to kicking militant agitation and anomy down the road.

  • Apostel

    My dear Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, you talk too much, action please, otherwise I lose my respect for you.

  • Adetola Danmola

    Young men, you guys need to stop the non-sense talks. ND Militants are ragtag militias destroying Infrastructures that feed them and their people. They are just wasting their peoples lives. They should be talking to their Governors that’s in care of multi-billion dollars sent to them by Feds for the state and local government.