Delta governor flays militants for killing soldiers

By Fegor Oghene, Asaba

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has condemned recent killing of Nigerian soldiers, and other civilians in Omadino, Warri South, Delta State, by suspected militants.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu, the governor noted that the action was criminality carried too far as nothing justifies the taking of lives of uniformed security men who are out to protect the common property of Nigerians.

“Your activities could turn Delta state into a theatre of war and this portends great danger to the whole population aside from casting the image of the state as insecure and unfit for investment. We cannot, as a state, afford this rascality if we hope to make progress”, he said.

Okowa recalled his earlier appeals on aggrieved member of the society  to embrace dialogue, adding that this informed the decision by his government to constitute an advocacy committee which went round the creeks and oil producing communities to canvass support for a violence-free state as a precondition for development.

The governor noted that no society develops in an atmosphere of chaos and criminality maintained that no government would fold its hands in the face of high level of aggravation and utter disregard for the sanctity of human lives, also called on Deltans to rally round government to bring the perpetrators to book.

“For the umpteenth time, I wish to call on well meaning people of Delta State to speak up and not only condemn the activities of these militants but also offer their best counsel and commitment towards resolving this crisis”. Governor Okowa said.

 

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