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WAR! This group will help FG defeat Niger Delta militants but on one condition! OPC to FG: We can stop Niger Delta militants if we are invited

Poster: STANCOBRIDGE | Date: 2:04pm, 21st Jul 2016. | Views: 220 | 1 Replies
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STANCOBRIDGE. Jalingo, Taraba
2:04pm, 21st Jul 2016.

OPC to FG: We can stop Niger
Delta militants if we are invited
– OPC leader, Gani Adams says his group is
ready to face Niger Delta militants if the FG
gives them the go ahead
– OPC says the government and Nigerians
have not appreciated its efforts
– The group says the recent kidnapping of a
monarch in Lagos state is an insult to Lagos
and Ogun state governments
Gani Adams, coordinator of the Oodua
Peoples’ Congress (OPC), has said that the
socio-cultural group is ready to take war to
Niger Delta militants’ hideouts should the
federal government invite them.
Speaking in an interview with NAN on
Wednesday, July 20, Adams said OPC was
forced to withdraw its security service after
being blacklisted by the government, but is
ready to help government in checking
criminal activities, especially vandals of oil
installations.
Adam’s statement comes on the heels of the
recent abduction of Goriola Oseni, the
traditional ruler of Iba town in Iba local
council development area of Lagos state, and
other malicious acts allegedly committed in
parts of Lagos and Ogun states by militants.
Gani Adams, coordinator of the Oodua
Peoples’ Congress (OPC), has said that the
socio-cultural group is ready to take war to
Niger Delta militants’ hideouts should the
federal government invite them.
The OPC leader condemned the kidnap of the
monarch, even as he noted that the militants
have killed a number of persons in Ikorodu
area.
He said: “I condemn the kidnapping of a
traditional ruler (Oba) and others in Lagos. I
also condemn the killings in some parts of
the state in recent time.
“Vandals have killed a number of persons in
Ikorodu area. They are involved in pipeline
vandalism before now; they are involved in
ritual killings.
“We, OPC, are ready to help the government
in providing security if we are invited. We
participated in providing security before, but
the police took us as criminals.
“We do not want people to misunderstand us
again; hence we resolved to provide security
for only those that request for our services.
“The federal government should not take the
security of Lagos state for granted. It is a
state housing all ethnic groups and their
investments.”
Adams also noted that in spite of OPC’s
contributions to security in the south-west,
the government or the people had not
appreciated its efforts.
According to him, all hands should be on
deck if the security situation must be
addressed as he said the kidnapping of a
monarch is an insult to Lagos and Ogun
state governments.
On Saturday, July 17, suspected Niger Delta
militants abducted Oseni from his palace
after shooting one of his wives and killing his
guard.
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