Monday, 18 January 2016

# Africa News # Delta State

Pipeline Vandalisation On The Rise! Pipelines Bombed in Delta State – “This is an attack on our souls" - Governor Condemns Vandals

Nigeria: This past week, several reports on bombed pipelines of Escravos – Warri – Abuja – Lagos pipelines, the Abiteye flow station and Sagara to Chevron pipelines in Delta State were confirmed. The attacks started on Thursday and are still taking place.

Vanguard reports that it can cause another inter-ethnic war, and the military has been deployed to fish out vandals from villages.

Now Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has condemned the attacks in a statement released to the press today.

    “These attacks should be condemned by all well meaning Nigerians, particularly compatriots from Niger Delta. This is an attack on our soul. The state is bleeding again and its implication for the economy and image of Delta state grave”, he said.

    He called on community leaders and youth groups to resist any temptation to be drawn into these nefarious activities as this might jeopardize the on-going intervention of federal government, in the lives of the youths, through the Amnesty Office.

    “Do not be part of this crime and refuse to listen to any leader or politician who would want to pitch one ethnic nationality against the other as a result of these incidents. The destruction of oil facilities is purely criminal and we reject attempts to label it otherwise,” the Governor observed.

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