Abuja -? The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has issued a stern warning to
culprits amid rampant vandalism of oil infrastructure in the Niger
The Defence expressed dismay at the "unpatriotic
attacks on the nation’s economic lifeline."
?"The recent attacks on an oil
facility in Delta state is a pointer to this direction," said ?Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar,
Acting Director Defence Information,
He said for the avoidance of doubt, the DHQ warned these
criminal elements to desist from these unwholesome act of economic sabotage in
the Niger Delta region for the overall benefits of the country.
?"Consequently, any individual or
group of persons who engage in any act of sabotage to the nation’s strategic
assets will face the full weight of the law," said Abubakar.
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He said the military and other security agencies would
ensure total protection of such facilities in line with our constitutional
?"The security of the strategic
assets and any other facilities is a collective responsibilities of every
patriotic and law abiding citizen especially the locals close to such valuable
The DHQ urged all to cooperate with the military and other
security agencies and report suspected individuals or groups for prompt action.
?Abubakar said the DHQ would continue to maintain
a peaceful environment for economic activities to thrive while requesting law
abiding citizens to go about their legitimate businesses.
- CAJ News