WE WILL CRUSH YOU: DHQ TELLS NIGER DELTA MILITANT GROUP.
The Defence Headquarters yesterday in Abuja issued a stern warning to the new Niger Delta Militant group christened ‘Avengers’ who have threatened to unleash havoc in several parts of the country and cripple economic activities noting that every available resources will be deployed to decisively deal with threats to the economic welbeing of the country.
A strongly worded statement that emanated from the office of the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin said, “The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) is not unaware of the emergence of a group in the Niger Delta region who have vowed to cripple economic activities through pipeline vandalism, oil theft and kidnap of expatriate workers in that region; it will not hesitate to deploy every available resources to deal decisively with any threats to economic lifeline of the nation”.
The statement signed by Brigadier General Rabe Abubaker, Acting Director, Defence Information said, “The military will employ all available means and measures within its Rule of Engagement to crush any individual or group that engages in the destruction of strategic assets and facilities of the government in the Niger Delta or any other location and they will stand to regret the consequences of their actions”.
“The whole world has seen what they are causing in terms of economic terrorism against the nation and would be treated as criminals in line with the laws of the land”.
“While the military and other security agencies would continue to emplace more proactive measures within the creeks and other places to fish out those responsible for the heinous crime, it will remain focused and assure oil companies and law abiding community members of their safety and protection of their sanctity”.
“The DHQ advices the community leaders, Traditional Rulers and the general public to cooperate with the security agencies to ensure the apprehension of the culprits for the interest of our great nation; as no individual or group interest is above national interest of this country.”
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