By Eseoghene Emuke
A frontline Niger Delta activist, Chief Newuwumi Omolubi has appealed for clarification from President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent order to security operatives in the country to be ruthless and shoot anyone found to be attempting to snatch ballot boxes during the 2019 general elections.
Omolubi , an Itsekiri chief and a member of the Campaign Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta state, said him and other Nigerians need clarification as to avoid extral-judicious killings during the polls.
Speaking to newsmen in Warri, Omolubi, said he wanted to know at which stage will the military raise their guns to shoot at the person especially in the riverine community where the people most times help INEC staff in conveying their materials to polling units.
He said the utterance was dangerous and disturbing to them in the riverine areas especially in his ward, where about four military house boats are already stationed.
He said, “in between the four communities in my ward, there is military house boat. Now if the people who most times help the INEC people to convey their materials, at which stage will Buhari want the soldier to shoot.
“The communities are the ones that help the INEC staff to move this material because of the distance and the difficult terrain, so at which stage does it become dangerous for my people.
“I am seeing this clarification to guide my people to know when to stop their services to the Adhoc staff of INEC to avoid killing of innocent civilians whose main concern is to hep INEC smooth operation.”
Omolubi, called on Niger Deltan to come out enmasse on Saturday and cast their vote without fear of intimidation.