Friday, 24 June 2016

Coup rumours attempt to distract Buhari from fight against corruption – Niger Delta on June 24, 2016

Coup rumours attempt to distract Buhari from fight against corruption – Niger Delta

APC, Buhari, NEC
A Youth group under the aegis of Niger Delta Youths Solidarity Movement on Friday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to disregard Coup rumours allegedly being hatched by the the Niger Delta militant groups who continue to blow oil installations in the region. At a press conference in Abuja, Comrade Kpokpogri Prince, noted that the presence of the military in the region were part of the reasons the militants came up with the coup rumours, just to intimidate the government and coerce it into negotiation.
“We urge President Muhammadu Buhari to disregard stories of impending
coup allegedly being hatched by militant groups in the Niger Delta region because they are mere rumour being concocted by oil thieves and miscreants who detest the presence of navy and army in the region,” they noted.
As responsible citizens and stakeholders in the Niger Delta, we feel concerned on the development in the region which obviously would not do anybody any good, and there is urgent need to debunk the rumour which tends to pitch the president against the military for their selfish motives,”they added.
Saddened by the rather worsening environmental pollution in the region, the group said it was the time to avenge, but it would rather cooperate with the President, especially when the president has genuine Commitment to the socioeconomic development of the region.
The group added that the implication of oil bunkering which was the stock in trade of these criminals in the creeks was that large sums of money are within their disposal to purchase weapons illegally which they said was dangerous for the nation at this time of the day.
They also pointed out the involvement of some Ex-military officers who are not only aiding criminality in the region, but blackmailing the Nigerian Military as well.
“In view of the bad light in which the militants with the active backing of the ex-military officers sought to cast the entire Niger Delta region, we deem it imperative to warn them to stop blackmailing the institution of the military so as not to force them into attacking the region,” they expressed.

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