Nigeria: FG to deploy troops in war against pipeline vandals — Okupe

BY Samuel Oyadongha

Yenagoa—The Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe,  yesterday, said that the Federal Government will deploy more troops  in a renewed war against vandals of gas supply pipelines to the 10 completed National Integrated Power Projects valued at over $16 billion.

Okupe,  in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, at the end of the one- day summit for all states publicity secretaries of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said that the decision for troop deployment will also be backed by the establishment of a special court to facilitate quick prosecution of vandals and saboteurs.

The presidential aide said that though the repairs of vandalised and blown up gas pipelines had commenced to restore regular supply to the existing power plants and raise the power generated up to targeted 7,000 mega watts, the war against vandals and saboteurs will be executed in line with the ongoing security action against insurgency in some parts of the North.

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