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NIGER DELTA| We will Not Tolerate Acts of Sabotage – DHQ

NIGER DELTA| We will Not Tolerate Acts of Sabotage – DHQ

The Defence Head­quarters (DHQ) has warned that it will not tolerate any move by either an individual or a group of persons that is capable of constituting a breach of security and economic sabotage in the country, especially in the Niger Delta region.

The DHQ in a statement by its Spokesman, Rabe Abubakar, a Brigadier General, further warned that the interest of the na­tion remains far above that of an individual or any group.

The DHQ therefore ad­vised that any individual or groups who have genuine complaints or grievances should use, what it called, the available means of dia­logue for amicable reso­lution, but certainly not violence, as according to them, will not be tolerated.

“The attention of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has been drawn to some newspaper publica­tions by a group of persons threatened to embark on acts of sabotage against the Nigerian state.

“The DHQ hereby warned that the military and other security agencies will not condone any acts by individuals or group that is capable of breach to security and economic sabotage in the Niger Delta or in any part of the coun­try. This is because, the na­tion’s interest is above that of individual or group’s in­terest,” the DHQ noted.

While acknowledging the constitutional right of citizens to freely express themselves, the DHQ, however, warned that it should not be taken too far.

“In as much as the military recognises the supremacy of the Consti­tution which guarantees freedom of expression and association, the constitu­tion also frowns against individuals or groups hiding under it to stir up trouble and insecurity in the land.

“Any individual or groups who have genuine complain or grievances should use the available means of dialogue for amicable resolution but certainly not violence, as it will not be tolerated,” the statement further noted.

The DHQ therefore expressed its readiness to partner with other secu­rity agencies to protect and provide enabling en­vironment to all citizens to engage in their respective and legitimate businesses without fear of molesta­tion.

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