President Muhammadu Buhari during the breaking of fast with All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday urged Niger Delta militants to soft pedal on the bombing and destruction of oil and gas installations.
According to TheNation, The President also urged those closed to the militants to prevail on them to take it easy.
He said: “I honestly don’t know how many factions the militants are in the Niger Delta compared to the north east where you have the Boko Haram.
“The technology being deployed by the militants to destroy oil installations is high tech, the way they can go on high sea and international waters and target oil installations is a national problem. It is affecting development.
“No insurance company will want to insure installations that will end up being blown up and no banks will want to finance such installations.
“Those of you who have friends among the leadership or even the militants themselves should plead with them in the name of God Almighty to take it easy
The APC National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun welcomed the President back from his medical vacation abroad.
He also expressed satisfaction with what the President has been able to achieve in a short time.