IYC blames govt for renewed attacks on oil facilities

Mkpoikana Udoma 03 February 2016, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt – The Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has blamed the Federal Government for the resurgence of attacks on oil installations in the Niger Delta by suspected militants.

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President of the IYC, Mr. Udengs Eradiri, said President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged selective anti-corruption war against perceived political opponents in the Niger Delta was responsible for the recent destruction of oil installations in Delta State by suspected militants.

Eradiri, who accused the APC-led Federal Government of witch-hunt and double standard in the fight against corruption, warned that resurgence of violence in the Niger Delta region has grave implications for the nation’s ailing economy.

The National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCON, on its part, cautioned the government against waging war on ex-militants, saying going after them could create further instability in the region.

Chairman of NYCON in Rivers State, Mr. Sokubo Sara-Igbe, recalled that the military had two weeks ago invaded the homes of two former Niger Delta militants in Bua-yeghe, Gokana Local Government of the state, including Mr. Solomon Ndigbara, arrested his wife, siblings and destroyed his properties.

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