Militants blow up another NPDC oil facility in Delta, dares FG
Amid global rally to get crude oil prices up, militants in the Niger Delta under the aegis of Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate have blown up the 42-inch delivery line operated by NPDC/ND WESTERN in Otu-Jeremi in Delta State. The group attributed the damage to its Akuma Strike Force Team which caused the havoc in the wee hours of Sunday.
The group which has been in hibernation for some time said the latest strike at Out-Jeremi was only a warning to the Federal Government to desist from holding peace talks with persons it called political jobbers. The government has been in talks with Chief Edwin Clark team which recently presented a basket of requests to the Federal Government.
In a statement titled ‘Not Yet Uhuru’ and signed by its spokesman, General Aldo Agbalaja, the group it would not relent until the government jettisons further talks with the “political jobbers” and serve its intent to hold talks with the persons to be appointed by the militants.
The full statement:
“In the last few weeks we have been silent and observing. The period of silence was definitely not of inactivity, as a matter of fact it was rather a strategy session, the fruits of which shall start showing up in the coming days. However, to register our presence and jolt those probably slipping into delusion back to reality, the Akuma Strike Force Team at about 0400hour today, November 27, brought down the 42 inch delivery line operated by NPDC/ND WESTERN in Otu-Jeremi.
“The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate has also observed the calculated psychological attack recently initiated by the Nigerian security forces against our people, believing that by pursuing and arresting our people the struggle will be defeated and our resolve would be quelled. This will not work because what motivates us is stronger than the Nigerian kind of patriotism. Once again, we proclaim that we shall fight till the last man alive.
“It has also come to the attention of the High Command of the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate that some impostors have now started a move to hoodwink the federal government into believing that they have what it takes to end this campaign that we have sworn to stay committed to. These conmen, grandstanding and parading themselves as the ‘lords of Warri’, have forgotten that this campaign goes well beyond their purview or grasp.
“Our advice goes to the federal government, to be wary of who they give attention to in the desperation to get the oil from our soil to flow unhindered. Be wary of these political jobbers, whose stock in trade has always been using the struggle to profiteer. We have severally indicated how to end this and definitely not through political jobbers and conflict merchants. If and when we have reasons to trust anybody to hold discussions with, we shall through this same medium, announce the process and the persons. This is a warning for the wise”.