Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has called on the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, to caution some army officers in the state who often attack contractors involved in road construction.
This was contained in a statement by the media aide to the governor, Boniface Onyedi, and made available to newsmen.
The statement quoted Fubara as saying, “I’m saying this because there is this road we are constructing somewhere in Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni and each time the contractor approaches this particular company and plead that they should allow them go ahead with our job, the military will always come and attack our contractors.”
He explained how he had tried to resolve the problem without success because of the officers’ vested interest, even as he urged the Chief of Army Staff to caution them.
Fubara added that his administration was doing everything possible to curb oil illegal bunkering in the state.
The governor described illegal oil bunkering as a major problem in the state, saying the illegal business was thriving because of the involvement of the military and top oil firms.
He, however, said some officers of the Nigerian Army had possibly compromised in parts of Ahoada East and Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Areas of the State.