Posted by News Express | 28 July 2016 | 2,151 times
Militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), has vowed to bomb more oil pipelines beginning from first week of August. The group warned oil workers and foreigners still in the region to vacate or risk their lives.
The group which has claimed responsibility for recent spate of bombings of oil facilities in the region said it has had enough of the dishonesty and tricks of the Federal Government, as it claimed the peace talk or dialogue purportedly initiated by the Federal Government was a delay tactics to enable the government take delivery of arms including drones expected to arrive by end of August from the United States.
“This whole thing makes us to wonder what kind of country is this? We can all see that President Buhari-led government is a fraud. They are not serious about any dialogue. But they make it look as if the Niger Delta Avengers are the ones not ready for dialogue.
“Mr. President, you can purchase all the drones in Europe and the United States of America, it won’t stop the Niger Delta Avengers from bringing the country’s economy to zero.
“The worst you can do is to kill poor innocent people which the military is good at, but you should know that the Nigerian economy will suffer, as you will not be able to export one litre of crude in the Niger Delta. Just intensify the oil exploration in the North East. As for the ones in the Niger Delta, forget about it because the Nigerian government won’t export a drop from our land,” the militants bragged.
Meanwhile, the Concerned Militant Leaders (CML) has claimed responsibility for the attack on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipeline, which occurred on Monday, at Obotim Ikot Ekong village in Akwa Ibom State.
Also, the CML said the Liberian ship, which its “rugged sea warriors” seized on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, on Bakassi Peninsula Nigerian waterways, would not be released, adding that the vessel would be named after Biafra.
Spokesperson of the group, General Ben, stated this yesterday, while reacting to the statement by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-General Tukur Buratai that the militants would be attacked, if government’s efforts to dialogue with militants proved futile.
General Ben claimed no active militant group has engaged the Federal Government in any discussion, warning that any individual who works against the collective agenda of the militants would regret his or her action.
•Text extracted from a Daily Sun report. Photo shows Niger Delta militants.
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