JUST IN!!! Missile Launch: Acting President, Osinbajo Speaks

JUST IN!!!  Missile Launch: Acting President, Osinbajo Speaks 


Following repeated threats by Niger Delta Militants to launch missile attacks at Aso rock and other vital FG institutions today, the Acting Pres­ident, Yemi Osinbajo, has dis­closed that the Federal Govern­ment was engaged in a dialogue with Niger Delta stakeholders to stem the incessant militants’ at­tacks on oil facilities in the region.


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Speaking at the Presiden­tial Villa during a meeting with a delegation of the European Union (EU) led by the EU Ambassador in Nigeria, Mr. Michel Arrion, Osinbajo said the peaceful dia­logue had, however, not stopped the government from stepping up security measures in the oil-rich region.
Osinbajo explained that the engaging of the leaders and peo­ple of the Niger Delta on the spate of attacks was in line with the ad­ministration’s resolve “to ensure that the man on the street in the Niger Delta receives the benefit from all that is available there.”
Describing the attacks as eco­nomic sabotage, the Acting Pres­ident called on the leaders in the region to be accountable to the people, even as the Federal Gov­ernment works round the clock to minimise the losses arising from the bombings.
He also restated the determi­nation of the administration to ensure that the ease of doing busi­ness ranking in Nigeria goes up by at least 20 steps in the World Bank rating.
Ambassador Arrion said he came for consultations with the Nigeria as a follow-up on Pres­ident Muhammadu Buhari’s meeting with EU leaders during his visit to the continent, adding that “Nigeria has a huge market we can invest in. It is also a place we can export to.”
The new militant group had in the statement it issued on Mon­day, said the decision to bomb the aforementioned institutions was taken during its last Joint Revolu­tionary Council meeting in a de­liberate attempt to actualise the United States of America’s pre­diction of the eminent break-up of the country.
The statement was signed by General Akotebe Darikoro (Commander, General Duties), General Torunanaowei Latei (Creeks Network Coordinator), General Agbakakuro Owei-Tauro (Pipelines Bleeding Expert) and General Pulokiri Ebiladei (Intel­ligence Bureau).
The group said that it will fire missiles simultaneously at night to make serious its earlier threat to Nigerians.
The group declared ex-mil­itant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo alias Tompolo, whom it

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