Abuja - The federal government has deployed a team of military operatives to uncover the militants responsible for the recent bombings of oil installations in the Niger Delta, Punch reports.
A new militant group in the oil-rich region, the Niger Delta Avengers, has claimed responsibility for the recent attacks on the SPDC platform at Forcados, the Chevron Okan platform at Abiteye in Escravos, and the pipelines transporting crude oil to the Warri and the Kaduna refineries.
The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (retd.), dispatched a team of investigators to the Niger Delta as part of the efforts in security and government circles to identify the masterminds of the attacks on the oil facilities.
The Chief Security Officer to the Amnesty Office, Lt. Col. Olusegun Okungbure said the office of the special adviser had asked the ex-militants, captured under the Amnesty Programme, to assist in fishing out those behind the current attacks on the oil facilities.
President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the military to crush the militant group on Sunday.
- News 24