Bombing of oil installations in N/Delta to end soon - NSCDC

Bombing of oil installations in N/Delta to end soon - NSCDC

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said on Thursday that the dialogue ap-proach adopt­ed by the Federal Govern­ment with militants would end the ongoing bombings of oil facilities in the Niger Delta.
The NSCDC Comman­dant General, Alhaji Abdul­lahi Muhammadu gave the assurance while speaking to journalists in Minna.
``The Federal Govern­ment has commenced ne­gotiations with some of the aggrieved militants in the region on the need to sheath their swords and embrace peaceful resolu­tions of all perceived griev­ances that led to the bomb­ings of oil pipelines in the region.
``To the best of my knowledge, I think the Fed­eral Government is already negotiating with them.
``At the last meeting we had, we discussed at length and very soon all these bombings will come to an end.
``The government is try­ing to negotiate with them with a view to finding out why they are doing it so in order as to get to the root of the problem.’’
Muhammadu explained that the government chose the option of dialogue with the militant groups in order not to send a wrong signal to the international community on some of the hap-penings in the country.
``You know we are in a democratic setting, so we have to be very careful of what we do.
`` After the first bomb­ing, second bombing and the third bombing, we were sent there and we did our job there to find out some things.
``During the period of our assignment, we went on a fact-finding mission and we came b
ack with some facts which I will not disclose to you now. But I am sure it will soon come to an end,’’ he said.


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