20 January 2015, Abuja – Amid resumed bombing of oil installations in the Niger Delta region, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, vowed to deal with oil thieves, abductors and vandals of oil and gas pipeline.
This was even as he stated that all telecommunication companies operating in Nigeria must ensure that all mobile phone users were registered to help the security agencies pre-empt terrorist attacks.
Warning that the rules and guidelines of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, must not be flouted, President Buhari stated that it was the duty of all persons living in the country to ensure national security.
According to him, the interest of the operators should not only be monetary but the peace and security of the country.
The president spoke in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, UAE, while meeting with the Nigerian community.
He recalled that already, the Nigerian armed forces had dealt “deadly blows” on Boko haram insurgents to relaunch the country on safety path, stressing that oil thieves were less a problematic target.
“The oil thieves and abductors are a less problematic target. We will re-organise and deal with them,” he said.