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Niger Delta Avengers Abdulsalami Abubakar warns group to stop bombing pipelines

Abubakar also added that the continued bombing of pipelines will affect the funding of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

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Former Head of State- Abdulsalami Abubakar.

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Former military Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar has called on the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) to come to their senses and stop bombing oil pipelines.

Abubakar said they are only destroying the environment and putting the people of the region in danger.

The former President also added that the continued bombing of pipelines will affect the funding of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Abubakar also said “I hope that they will come back to their senses and let us try to give this country peace. We do not deserve what we are going through.

“We need peace and I am begging everybody in the spirit of Ramadan, whatever religion everybody is following. Please let us give peace a chance.”

Channels TV reports that he said this while receiving members of the Niger state House of Assembly in his home.

Abubakar said “All we need to do is to sit down in a round table and discuss this problem. Even if you fight a war and win you must come and sit down with the people you conquered.

“What is Boko Haram?  Nobody knows what they want. The Avengers are now out, what are they avenging?“

The former Head of State also said the low income from crude oil sales will also affect the 13% derivation given to the Niger-Delta region.

He also asked the Federal Government to dialogue with all the insurgent groups.

Abdulsalami Abubakar was military President of Nigeria from June  9, 1998 to May 29, 1999.

He handed over power to Olusegun Obasanjo on May 29, 1999.

General Abdulsalami Abubakar (Rtd.) turned 74 on Monday June 13, 2016.

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