From Okwe Obi, Abuja
A group, Niger Delta Ethnic Nationalities Youth Leaders, has promised to assist in finding the killers of 17 soldiers in Okuama community in Delta State.
Spokesperson of the group, Collins Idowu, who addressed journalists yesterday, in Abuja, sympathised with the victims’ families.
“Firstly, we express our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and comrades of the 17 valiant soldiers who were mercilessly slain.
“Their sacrifice does not go unnoticed, and in their memory, we stand in solidarity with the Nigerian Army.
“We are committed to providing any assistance necessary, including intelligence, to apprehend those responsible for this heinous act and bring them to justice.”
Idowu called on the Federal Government to be decisive in handling the pipeline surveillance management in the Niger Delta region.
He said: “We are cognizant of the complex economic landscape of Nigeria and firmly believe that the surveillance of our oil pipelines, particularly within the Niger Delta and Delta State, should not be relegated to the backgrounds.
“President Tinubu, your leadership has been marked by numerous commendable initiatives, and your dedication to the nation’s progress is well recognized.
“We conclude this conference with a fervent plea to President Tinubu: Protect our nation’s future and economic stability. Your decisive action in this matter is not only anticipated but necessary for the continued advancement of Nigeria.”