Following continued bombing and sabotage of economic assets particularly oil platforms by militants in the Niger Delta, the Defence headquarters last night vowed that the armed forces will not relent in its efforts to flush out economic saboteurs perpetrating evil in the Niger Delta under whatever name including Niger Delta Avengers.
Consequently, DHQ waved aside allegations that the military was harassing and arresting innocent inhabitants of the Niger Delta saying “It is the same group of people that are wreaking havoc on the critical national assets that are blackmailing the Armed Forces and other security agencies to divert attention”. A statement in this regard signed by the Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar said,
“The Defence Headquarters wishes to emphasize that the Nigerian Armed Forces will not relent in their efforts to flush out economic saboteurs masquerading under whatever guise to perpetuate evils in the Niger Delta. “As part of the constitutional mandate of the Armed Forces, the military will not jettison the confidence reposed in it by the good citizens of our great nation in ensuring that peace and security prevail in our land.