President Muhammadu Buhari has called on those “who have friends among the leadership or even the (Niger Delta) militants,” to talk to them to embrace peace instead of destroying oil facilities in the country, saying that we have no other country than Nigeria.
He said this when he hosted Party Leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to a breaking of Ramadan Fast dinner.
“I honestly don’t know how many factions the militants are in the Niger Delta compared to the North East where you have the 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 are in a very difficult time, so we have to organise ourselves. Anybody that says he has any other country than Nigeria should go out and see,” he said.