Militant group blows up another oil facility, says ‘we will ground the oil economy’
Just when the Federal Government thought it has achieved peace in the Niger Delta creeks via the OPERATION CROCODILE SMILE militancy containment troop, another militant group has blown up the AFIESERE- IWHRENENE major delivery line in Ughelli North in Delta State leading to the UPS/UQCC operated by NPDC/SHORELINES. The incident happened about 1.00 am Tuesday.
The group behind this latest attack is the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate which promised more attacks in the coming days. The group claimed the attack was propelled by the insincerity of the federal government to the plight and demand of the people of the Niger Delta.
The group claimed responsibility of the attack in a statement thus:
“The Niger Delta is not a conquered territory and our people have never succumbed to intimidation before, rather we match force with the oppressor’s brutality. The Nigerian government should already know that the people of this part are not fools, who will not be able to see when they are being treated with disdain.
“The High Command of the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate once again says to the deceptive and untrustworthy Nigerian government and its cowardly armed forces; our people shall not deal with you on your terms, but on mutual terms. Until you drop these deceptive and master/servant pose, OPERATION CROCODILE TEARS shall persist.
“As a mark of our faith to totally grounding the Nigerian oil economy, the gallant “OPUDO” strike forces brought down the AFIESERE- IWHRENENE major delivery line in Ughelli North, leading to the UPS/UQCC operated by NPDC/SHORELINES at about 1am today 13th sept 2016.
“Our patience is running out on our people living close to major oil and gas facilities in the upland areas of our region, the more critical assets of the oil sector are still alive because we are being careful not to hurt our people. For the last time, leave these areas if you live around them and if you love your lives”.
GEN ALDO AGBALAJA