Monday, 31 October 2016

Militants Attacked Another Pipeline, Sent Warning to Pres. Buhari

Militant of the Niger Delta region called Niger Delta Greenland Justice reportedly attacked another crude oil delivery line at Effurun-Otor Ughelli South Council Area of Delta State to announce it rejection of Tuesday’s meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and some leaders of the Niger Delta.
According to source, the 32-inch pipeline, which is operated by the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company NPDC, was brought down by the militants at about 11:30pm on Saturday.
The militants said although it was desirous to negotiate with the Federal Government, it was not comfortable with some of the delegates in the Chief Edwin Clark led Pan Niger Delta Forum.
The Niger Delta Greenland Justice has also threatened to attack oil facilities in the region if the Federal Government decided to go ahead with the proposed meeting because it did not trust member of the Clark committee.
According to source, the statement claiming responsibility for the attack by the militants spokesperson, Aldo Agbalaja, said the war against oil facilities in the region would not end until the government engaged true representatives of the people in a genuine dialogue.
In his word, read in parts, “We are reiterating our unflinching belief that the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, being coordinated by E.K Clark, is a job and therefore can never get our support. Like we said before now, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate is not opposed to a genuine dialogue between the Federal Government and the real representatives of the various ethnic groups of our region.”

The group also stated that it had commenced the collection of names from the ethnic nationalities whom they stressed would sincerely and equitably represent the people of the region in a genuine negotiation with the Nigerian Federal Government.