Militant Group Bombs Another Oil Pipeline in Delta.
Another attack has been carried out on a crude oil delivery line at Effurun-Otor, Ughelli South Council Area of Delta State by the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate.
The militants destroyed the pipeline that is operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, early on Sunday morning.
The leader of the group, Greenland Mandate, was arrest barely two weeks ago, stated that the attack was in rejection of the Tuesday’s meeting between President Buhari and the selected leaders from the region.
The group made it known that they are not comfortable with some of the persons included in the Chief Edwin Clark-led Pan Niger Delta Forum.
The group has also made threats that other oil facilities in the region will be attacked if the Federal Government goes ahead with the meeting because they do not think the members of the Clark’s committee are honest.
A statement in which the responsibility of the attack was claimed is been made available by the spokesman of the militant group, Aldo Agbalaja, which stated that attacks on oil facilities will not come to an end until the government starts negotiating with true and honest people.
“Like we have stated until now, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate is not against a true and honest dialogue between the Federal Government and the true representatives of the different ethnic groups of our region.”
The militant further stated that they have started collecting names from other ethnic nationalities in whom they feel would really and equitably represent the people of the region in all fairness during the negotiation with the Federal Government.