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Delta Governor Complains; ND Militants Bombings Affecting Us Seriously

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that the state is the worst hit by inimical activities of the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, and other militants.

He stated this when he hosted the Commander of Operation Delta Safe, Rear Admiral Joseph Okojie, who led top officers of the multi-service task force to pay him a courtesy call in Asaba.
He prayed that pipeline bombings by militants would stop to enable the state “maintain its oil production without breaches as our revenue has dropped drastically.”

The governor, who also acknowledged the adverse effect of the attacks on revenue accruing to the Federation Accounts, told the commander that the best way to tackle security issues in the Niger Delta was by sharing of intelligence and combination of personnel to achieve desired results.

Delta state is now having challenges in paying salaries and pensions.