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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has declared that nobody will be shielded from the military operations against militants sabotaging the nation’s economy.

According to PM News, he stated that all Niger Delta governors opposed the use of violence to settle grievances, pointing out, that the governors are billed to meet with the Vice President on 7 June 2016 to discuss and proffer solutions to the security situation in the region.

Speaking on Monday at the Government House, Port Harcourt when he received the country’s military high command led by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, Governor Wike said: “What’s happening affects our state revenue. We shall help the military to fish out militants blowing up oil pipelines in the region ”

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The Chief of Defence Staff was accompanied by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ibas and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar.

Wike said: “As a government, we cannot support economic sabotage. What is going on is economic sabotage. Production is being negatively affected, with the revenue of states dwindling .

“There are ways to channel grievances and it is wrong to do what will negatively affect the people of the region”.

He assured the military high command that the government and people of Rivers State will support efforts to secure the area.


Source: PM News
 
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