Avengers: We’ll take mil­i­tary ac­tion if di­a­logue fails -Bu­ratai

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Vic­tor Edozie, Port Har­court.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt -Gen Tukur Bu­ratai said yes­ter­day that the Nige­rian Army would de­ploy full mil­i­tary ac­tion in the Niger Delta if di­a­logue with the Niger Delta Avengers fails.

Bu­ratai who spoke through the Gen­eral Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing 82 Divi­sion of the Nige­rian Army Enugu, Ma­jor-Gen Ibrahim Atahiru, at the com­mis­sion­ing of 2 Bri­gade Com­mand ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fice com­plex in Port Har­court, said the Fed­eral Govern­ment was still com­mit­ted to di­a­logue with the mil­i­tant group, but that govern­ment could re­sort to other means if di­a­logue failed.

“The non-ki­netic has al­ways been the source first be­fore govern­ment can re­course to the ki­netic means. There is the need for the Niger Delta Avengers to see rea­son and di­a­logue with govern­ment,” he said.

He com­mended the 2 Bri­gade Com­mand for the com­ple­tion of the of­fice com­plex, say­ing that the of­fice block would im­prove the op­er­a­tional ef­fi­ciency and ca­pa­bil­ity of of­fi­cers and men of the Com­mand.

The Chief of Army Staff later com­mis­sioned other projects at the Com­mand such as the swim­ming pool, of­fice com­plex for reg­i­ment of­fi­cers as well as build­ing blocks at the Com­mand Hos­pi­tal.

Lagos State Gov­er­nor, Mr. Ak­in­wunmi Am­bode (right), with the Flag Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing Western Naval Com­mand, Rear Ad­mi­ral Fer­gu­son Dukas Bobai (left) at the Lagos House, yes­ter­day. Photo: Govt. House

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