Presidency Condemns Attack On Chevron Facility, Tasks Security Operatives To Arrest Perpetrators


SAN FRANCISCO, May 07, (THEWILL) – The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Niger Delta, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd) has condemned Wednesday's attack on the facility of Chevron Nigeria Limited by a militia group, the Niger Delta Avengers.

Boroh, who is the Coordination of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, said the 30,000 ex-militants of the Niger Delta captured under the Amnesty Programme were not part of those who attacked the Chevron Abiteye pipeline.

Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Friday, he stated that the attack posed a danger not only to the Niger Delta, but also to the nation's economy and called on the security agencies to arrest those behind the attack and bring them to justice.

Boroh urged youths to desist from the heinous act of pipeline vandalism, which he said was inimical to the environment apart from the fact that it was a crime against the country.

According to him, “The attack on the Chevron facility in Delta State is unfortunate and condemnable. It was carried out by some persons who called themselves Niger Delta Avengers. These are not the ex-militants who are captured under the Presidential Amnesty Programme

“All those that are captured under Amnesty Programme are under command; the people who did this are economic saboteurs; the security agents should arrest them and bring them to justice.”