By Lucky Oji
A youth leader in Makaraba oilfield, Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, Timi Oluba, has appealed to militants to stop further bombing of oil and gas facilities in the kingdom, lamenting that the attacks were affecting mostly the innocent people.
Oluba, who spoke, yesterday, in Benin City, Edo State, said: “The attacks on pipelines and oil facilities by militants have brought pain and hardship to the people of Gbaramatu and that is why we are appealing to them to allow peace to reign because our people are suffering.
“The Federal Government and its assets may be the target of the militants but honestly our people are the main victims. Most of the people living within the affected communities have been subjected to hunger and can longer feed themselves.
“It is true that oil production may have reduced and is telling on the country’s economy, but a careful assessment also indicates that the attacks have destroyed the little economic activities in Gbaramatu Kingdom and this is making life unbearable for the people of the kingdom. This must not continue.”