Oil theft: Niger-Delta group reveals those frustrating Nigerian Army

2024-04-16 20:26:36

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Bayelsa - The Niger-Delta Environmental Justice Coalition has accused oil bunkers in the region of intentionally frustrating the efforts of Tantita Ltd, the Nigerian Army, and the Civil Defence in their fight against oil theft.

Speaking at a press conference in Yenagoa, Comrade Abalagha Adawari, the group's spokesman, highlighted that a powerful cabal led by certain oil bunkers is determined to frustrate the joint initiative of Tantita, the Army, and the NSCDC in safeguarding oil pipelines against vandals.

In their official statement made available to Legit.ng, the coalition expressed deep concern over a critical issue that poses a significant threat to the region's stability and the well-being of its people.

The statement reads in part:

"It has come to our attention that a group of unpatriotic individuals, in collusion with oil bunkers and vandals, are actively working to undermine the noble mission of Tantita Ltd, the Nigerian Army, and the Civil Defence to protect the region's oil assets.

"Tantita, under the leadership of Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, has successfully made substantial progress in securing the region's vital resources and intercepting the theft of precious oil."

The coalition stressed the need for unified action in protecting the environment, the people, and the region's future.

Furthermore, the coalition demanded that the Nigerian government promptly and decisively address those individuals who are determined to undermine the collective well-being of the region.

It appealed to the international community to recognize the significance of this struggle and provide the necessary support to ensure that justice prevails.

The umbrella body urged the Federal Government to intensify its efforts in protecting the country's oil assets.

It also called upon President Tinubu not to succumb to the whims and caprices of those who seek to sabotage the joint efforts of Tantita, the Army, and the Civil Defence in the Niger-Delta, as their collaborative work has already yielded positive results in increased oil production.

2024-04-16 News