A member of the Delta State Waterway Security Committee and Ijaw opinion leader, Chief Second Benikrukru has called on all stakeholders in the state to join hands with the military Joint Task Force, JTF, and other security agencies to fight pipeline vandalism.
He also advised community and contractors servicing the oil multinationals in the region to desist from blackmailing SPDC staff and government officials in the course of discharging their duties.
Speaking with newsmen in Warri yesterday, Chief Benikrukru said everyone should rather seek ways of protecting the pipelines because they are the sources of income to the state and the nation as a whole.
According to him, those engaged in the business of blackmailing these officials and even amongst contractors are barbaric and does so for purely selfish reasons.
While calling on all to support Governor Uduaghan and his 3_point agenda aimed at peace and development throughout the state, he charged the youths of Ogulagha and Odimodi not to take the laws into their own hands but always learn to listen to their leaders and elders for the general good and development of the community.