The President of the National Association of Seadogs, Mr. Arthur Boje, has asked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to tackle the infrastructural deficit in the Niger Delta region in order to stem the rising wave of insurgency by militants.
Boje, who spoke in an interview, said agitators will have no reason to be rebellious if the basic infrastructure were made available. He also said that the ongoing anti-corruption crusade would help cleanse the image of the country in the developed world.
According to Boje, instead of granting amnesty, the focus should be on developing infrastructure in the region as the idea of pardoning militant groups has encouraged the emergence of new agitators. He alleged that the bulk of those agitating in the region were mainly doing it for their selfish reasons, not for the benefits of the communities. Read more