Following recent bombings in the Niger Delta, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a silent investigation of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, and his wife, Patience.
It has been disclosed that while Jonathan was in power, some of the oil installations bombed in the Niger Delta had actually been mined.
The mining, carried out by some of the militants and operatives close to Jonathan, had been performed as a backup plan should President Jonathan be removed from office.
A top government source, quoting intelligence reports, disclosed this to journalists.
“The mining was meant to be a “Plan B should they be removed from Aso Rock,” said the official
“The plan then was to cause confusion if the 2015 presidential election did not go as expected, in favour of the then incumbent.”
“However, when the former president surprisingly conceded the election to President Mohammadu Buhari, according to the source, there was both disappointment and confusion in the camp of those who had designed the plan, causing a suspension of the whole agenda.
“But by February this year, it was learnt, the plan was reopened as several of the backers were getting investigated on different corruption cases.
“Mr. Jonathan himself himself was concerned that himself and his wife could be prosecuted, including on money-laundering charges where investigators said evidence against the wife has already been amassed.
“It was at that point that the bombing activities under the banner of the Niger Delta Avengers started.
“Even the former President himself had been reported while on a foreign trip as saying he knew he was under probe. This was after the plan to start the bombing had become fully operational according to intelligence reports.
“After the Plan B was restored, the ‘militant operatives’ who mined the oil and gas installations only had to arrange for how they would be detonated at a distance at the wish and timing of the NDA, their backers and sponsors said to include the former president, his wife, Government Tompolo, Mr. Kinglsey Kuku and Olisa Metuh among others.
“The mining was done by some of the militants that the previous government had trained under the amnesty programme, and those who acquired the needed expertise, besides their knowledge of the Niger Delta creeks and terrain.
“Experts working with the federal government are now said to be working to determine how to discover if there are still many more oil and gas installations that have been mined and explore the best means of demining them.”