Bayelsa State Coordinator of TANTITA Security Services Limited has issued a stern warning to chiefs and community leaders allegedly shielding illegal oil bunkerers in their domain.
The warning was contained in a statement personally signed by the Bayelsa State Coordinator of TANTITA Security Services, Great Joshua MacIver and made available to newsmen.
According to Great Joshua, “It has come to the notice of the Bayelsa state coordinator and management of TANTITA Security Services that some unscrupulous elements who are bent on tarnishing the image of the company’s operation in Bayelsa state are organizing meetings in some communities in Southern Ijaw Constituency 3 and Constituency 4 to bring the efforts of the company to disrepute”.
“We wish to inform those involved, most especially the chiefs and leaders of the communities that we are well aware of their antics and involvement in illegal crude oil bunkering and would stop at naught to put an end to their operations.
“We also wish to inform those involved that we are well aware of a meeting slated with the government of Bayelsa state in a bid to discredit the good works of the company in collaboration with the security agencies”.
He urged the public to, “ be aware that chiefs and leaders from Igbomotoru Community in Bomo Kingdom, Constituency 3, Okpotuwari and Ondewari in Constituency 4 all in Southern Ijaw are major financiers and players of illegal oil bunkering, creating safe haven and sponsoring campaign of calumny against the frantic efforts of the surveillance company”.
The coordinator and management of TANTITA warned everyone involved in the act to stop forthwith or be ready to face the full arm of the law.