Ekpemupolo, Warri council chair probes oil pipeline sabotage

Ekpemupolo, Warri council chair probes oil pipeline sabotage

Monday, February 1, 2016 6:25 pm

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

pipelines in Niger Delta

pipelines in Niger Delta

George Ekpemupolo, brother to  former Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo and Chairman Warri South West local Government Council has inaugurated a seven-man committee to fish out the bombers of crude oil and gas pipelines in Warri South West area.

The probe will assist the Federal and Delta State Governments to track down the saboteurs.

The panel has a prominent community leader, Chief Godspower Ebenekama as Chairman and Mr. Jimmy Faka as Secretary.

The Committee is also to ascertain “the effects and level of damage caused and proffer solutions to forestall future re-occurrence”.

Ekpemupolo while inaugurating the panel, described the recent bombing of pipelines in the area as “a worrisome and unwholesome act which should not be condoned”, adding that no plausible reason can justify the “dastardly act”, which “is an economic sabotage and threat to the lives and property of the people of Warri South-West Local Government Area”

He said that “the criminals who perpetrated the abominable act are domiciled in our communities”.

Other members of the 7-man Committee which has two weeks from the day of their inauguration to submit their report are: Vice Chairman of Warri South-West Local Government, Hon. Blexons Omadoye, Mr. Emmanuel Adun,Chief Wellington Bobo, SP Umar Dugu and Mr. N.J. Ufot.

Chairman of the Committee, Chief Godspower Ebenekama assured the Council Chairman that members will carry out the task in the most diligent and responsible manner within the stipulated period.

He called for the cooperation of all the people of Warri South West Local Government,including the leaders and youths to enable the committee succeed.


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