Group accuses FG of pampering terrorists
NCDMB not oil exploration or interventionist agency, says Wabote
The National Association of Seadogs, otherwise known as Pyrates Confraternity, has blamed attacks on military facilities in the country on President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration pampering of terrorism suspects.
It said bandits have become embolden due to the culture of impunity, which has been allowed to thrive under the Buhari administration.
In statement made available to newsmen in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State’, The NAS Capoon, Abiola Owoaje urged the Federal Government to rethink its war on terrorism” called on the government to get serious in prosecuting terror suspects if it hopes to win the war against terrorism.
Describing the previous attack on the NDA and the recent attack of the Forward Operating Base in Mutumji, Dansadau Council of Zamfara State as embarrassing, it lamented that terrorism and crimes have blossom under the present administration because the government had been trivialising terrorism.
Owoaje faulted Federal Government’s deradicalisation policy, as it was not transparent and called for the immediate trial of all suspects of banditry and terrorism to demonstrate its sincerity and commitment to tackle the menace.
MEANWHILE, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Simbi Wabote, yesterday, clarified that the board was neither an interventionist agency, nor an oil exploration concern.
He said the NCDMB was created to build capacity of local supply chain for effective service delivery in the oil and gas industry without compromising standard.
Wabote, who made the clarification yesterday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, during the maiden edition of an interactive session and open forum with representatives of its host communities in Bayelsa State, declared that the board was set up for development, employment opportunities and industrialisation of the region.
The NCDMB boss, who was represented by Director of Planning, Research and Statistics, Patrick Obah, said the NCDMB was collaborating with operating and oil services companies to develop the Community Content Guideline (CCG).