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Former security advisor urges Niger Delta youths to shun militancy

2015-04-06 19:31
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Port Harcourt - Chief Anabs Sara-Igbe, Senior Special Adviser on Security to former Gov. Peter Odili of Rivers, on Monday urged youths in the Niger Delta to shun any act of violence and militancy.

Sara-Igbe, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers, told newsmen in Port Harcourt that youths should resist any attempt to lure them to go back to the creeks.

He said any attempt to resort to militancy would be crushed by the Federal government.

Also read: Thugs burn INEC offices in Rivers

Sara-Igbe, a security expert, said Niger Delta people should learn from the way the government was dealing with Boko Haram and shun any plan to return to militancy.

According to him, any attempt to return to militancy in the Niger Delta, will be crushed by the Federal Government.

"So, the best we can do is to embrace the new government diplomatically, so that we can be part of it and have a voice.’’

Sara-Igbe commended President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat, fulfilling a promise to conduct a free and fair election, and congratulating the president-elect.

He urged the Chairman of INEC to redeploy some of the Resident Electoral Commissioners in the states because they had been compromised.

He said there was need to reshuffle them to avoid the experience in some states during the Presidential and National Assembly elections. 

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