OIL THEFT CRISIS: Security expert extols Kefas’s roles
Repeated statements by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship candidate of Taraba state, Lt Col Agbu Kefas (rtd) that he had played leading roles in the Niger Delta crisis, got a node of attestation today when a security expert spoke on a national network. Kefas has consistently maintained that he can deal with security crisis in Taraba state when he is elected.
Speaking on ARISE TV, Thursday, the expert, Mr Mike Ejiofor, confirmed this. He recounted the role the then Major Agbu Kefas played to end the problem of oil theft in the region – a crisis robbing the nation of huge revenues.
Ejiofor who was responding to a question about the collusion of security forces in the endemic crisis of bunkering, said although such incidences abound, some Nigerian military personnel were in the forefront of dealing with it. Ejiofor, a former state boss of the DSS commended Agbu Kefas noting that he was instrumental for his meeting with Tompolo in 2004. According him, Tompolo, who currently leads the charge against bunkering in Niger Delta with his FG backed TATIANA outfit, had accused him of planning to get him arrested.
Ejiofor said, “it was Major Kefas who arranged a meeting I remembered between me and Tompolo. Tompolo told me that he was not in the military or in the NNPC formation so how can he be in bunkering? I asked him for his evidence and he showed me. Major Kefas was really helping to deal with the crisis. But he was transferred to Sokoto. Thereafter he resigned from the army. But he’s a fine example of how this country military means well for this country and are willing to help out.”
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