The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) yesterday described the destruction of oil installations embarked upon by the Niger Delta Avengers as an invitation to another civil war.
It also warned the militant group to desist from its “madness” of breaking oil pipelines, saying that the country cannot afford another war at this time.
A similar warning was issued to the Avengers by joint Akwa Ibom and Cross River militants under the aegis of the Bakassi Strike Force (BSF), saying that another civil war will not profit anyone including the destructive group.
Speaking in a telephone interview with The Nation yesterday, ACF Chairman and former Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Ahmadu Coomassie, said the Avengers unending attacks on the nation’s oil installations were unjustifiable, as necessary machinery to develop the region has been put in place by the Federal Government.
He said: “There is the Ministry of Niger-Delta. They have Niger Delta Development Commission and they have amnesty intervention and money was being passed through all these agencies. Hope For Nigeria