By Akpokona Omafuaire
WARRI—Host Communities of Nigeria Producing Oil and Gas, HOSTCOM, has berated Gen. Paul Boro (retd.), Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Amnesty Programme, over his comments on the inclusion of alleged suspected kidnappers in the proposed Pipeline Surveillance of the Federal Government.
The group, led by its National Vice Chairman, Dr. Benjamin Tamaranebi, who stated this at the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Secretariat, Warri, Delta State, advised the Federal Government to adhere to the implementation work plan on security for the Niger Delta region.
According to Tamaranebi, “Gen. Boro had spoken to the media on August 7 of the inclusion of suspected kidnappers in the proposed pipeline surveillance services.
“He said he will give the pipeline surveillance services to 10,000 youths, including Lagos State Model School Students abductors, to secure the pipelines.
“We wish to remind him that surveillance services are outside his duty. We, therefore, state that the statement credited to Gen. Boro is an aberration and an affront to the host communities.”