Niger Delta youths stage protest in Abuja, call for removal of JTF leader
– Niger Delta youths launched a protest in Abuja
– They called for the removal of the JTF leader
A coalition of Niger Delta Civil Society activists and the Niger Delta environmental protection group stormed Abuja to stage a protest against what they perceived as the worsening case of economic sabotage.
Vanguard reports that they staged the protest in Abuja on Friday, June 1.
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They demanded immediate removal of Rear Admiral Apochi Sulaiman, Commander of Operation Delta Safe, having accused him of aiding and abating “oil bunkering, vandalisation of oil facilities as well as stealing.”
They youths carried placards with inscriptions like: :”Please Save Nigerian Economy from the hands of Apochi and his oil bunkerer friends; EFCC please save Niger Delta and arrest Chief Bunkerer of Nigeria Apochi Sulaiman and his bribe collector, Dagogo Gilbert; Apochi sabotaging the Chief of Defence Staff Anti-vandalism and Bunkering Programme in the Niger Delta.
Tochukwu Ohazuruike who is the joint co-ordinator of the group said they plan to extend their protest to the Defence Headquarters and the Force Headquarters where they would lay their grievances to the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin and the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
Meanwhile, in a bid to achieve peaceful general elections in 2019 and beyond, top leaders of several camps of ex-agitators in the Niger Delta have promised to work with and support the federal government.