Nigeria military has made it clear that it is set to crush the new Niger Delta militants that have been blowing up oil installations in the region.
The Acting Director, Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari has given special directive to the military to put a stop to the militants’ rampaging.
The President was also said to have ordered the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas and the Chief of Naval Staff to ensure that all waterways and platforms were protected against further attacks by the militants.
General Abubakar said: “we have the order from the President and we are monitoring the activities of the new group. All efforts will be made to bring out those behind it.
“The suspects who perpetrated the first vandalism were apprehended and paraded the day before yesterday (Thursday).
“These ones are not going to be different. We are going out on our operation to stop and apprehend them in accordance with the presidential directive.
“We are not deterred; nobody is happy about it but we are not deterred from doing what we are doing. And more proactive measures would be put in place. What they are doing is complete economic sabotage; it is economic terrorism.” [myad]