Member representing Warri Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr. Daniel Reyenieju has appealed to the military to ensure that collateral damage from the operations to quell attacks on oil installations by the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, in the oil producing communities of the Niger Delta region, was reduced to the barest minimum.
“Since last Sunday, I have been inundated with calls by many of those who have been affected negatively by the present military operations, particularly the aged, who are most unlikely to be part of the militants,” Reyenieju told Vanguard.
He noted noted the “deep lamentations from my constituents from some of the oil producing communities in the riverine areas of my constituency remain most touchy and painful such that would make anyone to lament, except those whose hearts are made of stones.
“While I am conscious of the fact that the military and the Nigerian state cannot sit down and allow such destruction to go on, in the same vein, I cannot remain not being bothered by the cries of agonies, displacements and fears of death emanating from some of those that I represent,” the lawmaker said.
“As an individual born, bread and buttered in that environment, which I represent its constituent part that remains the highest oil producing (until recent events), I am conscious of the fact that peaceful approach through honest and constructive dialogue with the peoples of the region devoid of politics remains the most viable option for the achievement of durable peace.”