Buhari President orders deployment of soldiers to Niger Delta

The move is in response to the incessant pipeline vandalism and abduction of citizens for ransom in the coastal areas.

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(Daily Trust)
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The Federal Government has started the deployment of soldiers to the Niger Delta, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday, February 15.

The move is in response to the incessant pipeline vandalism and abduction of citizens for ransom in the coastal areas.

This was contained in a statement by the President's Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.

Speaking at a meeting he had at the Presidential Villa, Abuja with a delegation from the United States Institute of Peace, Buhari said his administration is giving priority to the resettlement of displaced persons and reconstruction of in the North East ravaged by Boko Haram attacks.

READ: Task Force arrests suspects over oil pipe blasts in Niger Delta

The President said that the ongoing war against corruption would be fought within the ambit of the law.

“We attach great importance to human rights. If there are breaches, they will be investigated and dealt with,” he said.

He commended the USA, Europe and other countries for the continual support given to Nigeria in the war against Boko Haram insurgency.

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