Leave oil companies alone, Tsav tells Avengers

AS the militant youths in the Niger Delta under the auspices of ‘Avengers’ continue their attacks on oil companies, former commissioner of police, Lagos State, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has called on the militants to turn their attacks on their leaders.

Tsav who spoke with newsmen yesterday, in Makurdi, Benue State capital, decried the incessant attacks on the nation’s oil wells.

He stated that the militants were misdirecting their anger on the nation, just as he urged them to turn the guns and bombs on their leaders, saying “they should rather turn the guns and bombs on their leaders who have impoverished the region through their corrupt attitude on the guise of representing their people.”

The socio crusader explained that the nation has been so magnanimous to the Niger Delta region with the creation of Ministry of Niger Delta “solely to cater for their needs, also is the 13 per cent derivation to states from the region in the monthly federal allocation. Unfortunately, their leaders who supposed to be fair and just in the distribution of this wealth to their people have unjustly cornered everything to themselves through corrupt attitudes.”

“That is why I am telling the militants not to visit the sins of their corrupt leaders on the nation, let them turn the guns and bombs on those leaders who have mercilessly embezzled what belong to the people of the Niger Delta and allow peace to reign in the country,” Tsav said.

Tsav, a federal commissioner on Public Complaints Commission in Benue State, noted that the economic crisis bedevilling the nation at present was as a result of the rot created by the previous administration.

“You can not blame Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for the present economic woes, considering the rot he inherited from the previous administration. It was glaring that all amenities had been in comatose before this regime came on board and this is due to corrupt lifestyles of the previous administration,” urging Nigerians to be patient with President Buhari “to get us out of the woods.”