Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Wednesday condemned the activities of the Niger Delta Avengers, urging the Buhari led federal government not to succumb to its blackmail.
The governor made this statement to State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The governor also said that President Buhari deserved the support of every Nigerian, saying no part of the country can be better off without the other.
According to him, the sooner we accept this reality, the better it would be for all Nigerians, adding that the days of ethnic champions and imaginary divides would not help anyone.
He further went on to say; “I don’t think the state should submit to blackmail from any quarters. For me, I think the state should be respected. I believe in Nigeria, no part can do without the other. I believe our unity is not negotiable.
“I believe the responsibility of the political elite is to strengthen the bridge of unity; to discourage preaching hatred; discourage amplifying weak points, and work to strengthen those points. I salute our armed forces for what they are doing, and the confidence they have brought back to our security,’’.