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Stop rogues from sabotaging oil installations, Buhari orders Governors

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Chinazor Megbolu

The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Governors to stop local rogues from sabotaging oil installations across the country.

In a statement issued on Tuesday by the Presidential Spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, President Buhari frowned at the  destruction of oil pipelines, which has become a routine.
The statement pointed out that the present administration has done well in many areas but happenings in the South-South region has become a nightmare.
“Every day I get situation reports about illegal refineries and the blowing up of pipelines. You must stop local rogues from sabotaging oil installations,” the statement said.
The President, urged the governors to partner with traditional rulers in the area of intelligence gathering so as to achieve to the initiative.
Buhari maintained that the sub-regions are no longer safe as insecurity remains a challenge in the area.
Furthermore, the statement quoted the President as saying his administration is working towards addressing the problem of banditry and kidnapping.
“The sub-region is no longer safe, more so with the collapse of the former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi’s regime and the cross border movement of weapons and criminals.
“Governors must work with traditional rulers. Try and work with traditional rulers to boost intelligence gathering.
“Security is important and we must secure the whole country. We are thinking very hard on the issue of kidnapping. We will make it possible for the military to get to the bandits and kidnappers and eliminate them,” the statement quoted the President

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