Yesterday during the breaking of the Ramadan fast with leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Presidential Villa, President Muhammadu Buhari pleaded with Niger Delta militants to stop the bombing and destruction of oil and gas installations in the interest of the nation.He said; “I honestly don’t know how many factions the militants are in the Niger Delta compared to the Northeast where you have Boko Haram,”.
“The technology being deployed by the militants to destroy oil installations is high tech.The way they can go on high sea and international waters and target oil installations is a national problem. It is affecting development.
“No insurance company will want to insure installations that will end up being blown up and no banks will want to finance such installations.
“Those of you who have friends among the leadership or even the militants themselves should plead with them in the name of God Almighty to take it easy.
“We need to stabilize to create employment. We need to stabilize the economy. I agonize over these things. “We are in a very difficult time, so we have to organize ourselves. Anybody that says he has any other country than Nigeria should go out and see.”