The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, also a former
Commander of the 2 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Rivers
State, has called on Nigerians to expose the Niger Delta Avengers, who
had of lately taken to destruction of pipelines and other oil
installations, as well as other criminals in their midst.
|COAS, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai|
The army chief, while speaking on Monday at the 2 Brigade, Port
Harcourt, after the inauguration of soldiers’ accommodation and 500 KVA
generator, donated by the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC,
described the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, as criminals.
Buratai was flanked at the event by the General Officer Commanding, GOC,
82 Division, Enugu, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and the Commander of 2
Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Steve Olabanji; among other top army officers.
He said, “Whatever these criminals (Niger Delta Avengers) are doing is a criminal act. We will deal with them accordingly.
“We are looking at all the areas that we should address and we are doing
that, including the criminals in the name of Niger Delta Avengers. They
are not avenging anything. They are criminals.
“Nobody has offended them. They have their own criminal intentions and we will deal with them accordingly.
“They have been attacking our troops’ locations and killing our
soldiers. We will not tolerate that. We will deal with them accordingly,
according to the law.
“We will look for them wherever they are. That is how we will treat them. They are not agitating for any enclave or any state.
“They are just committing criminal acts. That is how we see it.”