Assisting Minister to President Buhari on Petroleum Resources Dr. Ibe Kachikwu has uttered that he has been recievin threats from a militant by sms and calls.
The Minister said this at the Federal Government Town Hall Meeting held in Kaduna State over the week.
The Minister said the persistent attack by the dreaded group on oil pipelines is draining the Nation’s resources but assured that the Government would address the issue.
He admitted the threats started coming through after his number was published in Sahara Reporters.
“One of the first phone calls I took not knowing who was calling me was from a militant somewhere and when I
picked up the phone, he said, ‘Are you the minister of petroleum’, I said yes”
“He said ‘I dey go blow pipeline tomorrow, and I said why
would you do that my brother if you love Nigerians? He said ‘are you sure you are the minister’, I said yes.
“Then he said for being so humble, I will drop the plan. That’s the kind of environment under which we operate.” The Minister said as Daily post reported.