|Mr Pereotubo Oweilaemi(3rd from right) the factional leader of the Ijaw Youth Council, who led the news briefing|
By Nathaniel Obrute
Nationalities Youth Leaders Council (NDENYLC) has appealed to the Federal Government to review the current Joint Task Force (JTF) operations in the region.
communique issued on Saturday at the end of its Second Quarterly
Meeting held in Warri.
displeasure over the rising wave of illegal bunkering and other criminal
activities in the coastal region said reviewing the JTF operations would help
to strengthen it to serve original purpose.
Code name ‘Operation Delta Safe’ had compromised by way of aiding illegal
nationalities youth leaders of Niger Delta region worried over the activities
of the JTF Code name ” Operation Delta Safe” in recent times have
encouraged unabated illegal oil bunkering in the region.
fight against illegal oil in recent times has encouraged unabated illegal oil
bunkering in the region.
mandate of protecting oil installations, discouraged bunkering and militancy
under the watch of the Commander, Rear Admiral Suleiman Apochi.
fringes at Bonny and Bille in Rivers are being identified as bunkering hot
other coastal communities across the region are being flooded with bunkering
the government to review the current structure of the JTF operation in the
region with a view to strengthening it to serve its original purpose,” the
security of oil facilities be carried out in partnership with the host
communities to save cost.
immediate change of button if government must win the battle against
crude oil theft,” they said.
factional leader of the Ijaw Youth Council read the communique to journalists
in the presence of the youth leaders.
Oweilaemi said their action had no link with the June 1 protest by some
aggrieved Niger Delta youth in Abuja.
youth leaders including Oweilaemi across the Niger Delta among whom were: Mr
Mathew Dighi, President, Ogoni Youth Council, Mr Eric Oluwole, President,
Yoruba Youth Council.
President, Owan Youth Council, Mr Okodugha Aluyah, President, Edo Youth Leaders
Council, Mr Terry Obieh, President, Urhobo Youth Council, Mr Stephen Okoko,
President, Ibibio Youth Council among others.
spokesman of the JTF command, Major Ibrahim Abdullahi for comment was
unsuccessful neither did he responded to the text message put across to him.
the allegation levelled against him through a cell phone that JTF was involved
in aiding illegal oil bunkering and challenged those accusing him to show proof.