By Onozure Dania
Bishop Hyacinth Egbebo of the Catholic Apostolic Vicariate of Bomadi, Delta State, has called on the Joint Military Taskforce, JTF, to exercise restraint in its manhunt for militants that attacked and carted away their weaponry at Ogbobagbene, in the state.
Egbebo made the call as he condemned the action of the militants in the attack, reiterating that the military formation in the area was there to protect lives and property.
The cleric, while fielding questions from newsmen shortly after the ordination of seven new Priests at Bomadi, said that an attack on soldiers was an attack on Nigeria, because the military represents country.
He, however, cautioned the JTF not to take the laws into their hands by destroying traders’ goods, property and subjecting innocent citizens to inhuman treatment.
He said: “The result of the attack by militants and the subsequent military curfew have brought more tension and untold hardship in the affected areas of Delta and Bayelsa states. My appeal to the government is that the soldiers should not take laws into their hands because of those misguided youths who attacked the soldiers as those being harassed by the military are innocent.”