Mr Daniel Yingi, Chairman, Delta State House of Assembly Committee on Environment, Oil and Gas, has said that military action was not the right step in the way of finding solution to the renewed bombing of oil and gas installations in parts of the Niger Delta region.
The Chairman representing Burutu I constituency in the house maintained that the renewed attack if not properly managed could escalate into a full blown crisis in the Niger Delta area of the country.
Yingi in a statement made in Asaba said: “The renewed bombing of oil and gas pipelines by persons or groups yet to be identified was uncalled for and is condemnable. Dialogue and constructive engagement with major stakeholders is the best way forward.”
Further adding that “Invasion of communities on the ground of searching for the perpetrators of the heinous crime may result in unnecessary killing of innocent rural dwellers who may know nothing about the identities of those involved in the wilful act of destruction of oil installations in the name of militancy.”
Mr. Daniel Yingi claimed further that the development is already bringing untold hardship on the people of the affected riverine communities and their neighbours and implored the Federal government to take adequate proactive steps in tackling the matter diplomatically.