militants is likely one of the reasons the militants recently blew up oil and gas pipelines in creeks of Delta state, according to a Warri based human rights activist and lawyer, Oghenejabor Ikimi.
Some Nigerians have expressed concerns that militants may have resumed their activities in the Niger Delta region
According to tribune, Ikimi also identified squabbles for who should be re-awarded the juicy contract of safeguarding our oil and gas pipelines as another probable reason for the attack on oil instalations in the Niger Delta region.
He said: Some ex-militants in the Niger Delta region had, before the above revocation, frowned at the idea of awarding the contract of safeguarding our oil and gas pipelines to an ex-militant as opposed to a collection of ex-militants.
“Also, the recent repudiation of the above contract by the Federal Government did not also help matters as some ex-militants had frowned at the move.
“It is the space created above that some disgruntled criminal elements within the region have now explored to the detriment of our nation.”
Meanwhile, the presidency has warned that it will deal decisively with anyone who violates the law irrespective of where the person comes from.
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