Bombs Agip, Oando, Shell pipeline in Bayelsa
Says time is running out
Pledges determination to continue economic war
The most economically sophisticated group in the new phase of the Niger Delta armed struggle operating under the aegis of Niger Delta Avengers, NDA have today through its alleged strike team three bombed the Nembe 1, 2 and 3 trunk line operated by Agip, Oando and Shell with supply capacity of 300,000 barrels per day to Bonny export terminal in Bayelsa State.
The disclosure was made in a statement posted on its website hours ago by the group’s spokesperson, self styled Brig.Gen Mudoch Agbinibo.
The militant group however, warned the federal government, alleging that time was running out while pledging determination to continue with the economic war by wrecking more havoc on critical national assets.
Speaking further, Agbinibo maintains that the latest strike was to respond to the military operations in the Niger Delta, particularly the operation “Sharkbite” established by the Nigerian Navy.
The statement also fingers folks within the rulling All Progressives Congress, APC in undermining any legitimate demands in addressing the Niger Delta question, alleging that certain individuals are benefiting from security contracts, hence will resist any attempt to truly address the numerous issues raised by Niger Deltans.
The group threatened more hostilities if there is no genuine move to address the 16 point demands, according to them, “The Nigerian government need our cooperation more than we need the government as it concerns the extraction of the crude oil and hydrocarbon resources in our God-given land. We are determined to continue this war by all means necessary, until that environment prevails for a genuine dialogue and negotiations within the framework of the sixteen point key demands presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by PANDEF on the 1st of November 2016.” NDA stated.
“This is in response to the so-called ” Operations Sharkbite” an art of terrorism commissioned by the tyranny of the Nigerian Navy establishment and orchestrated by some elements of the ruling political class to continuously undermine any effort by the Nigerian state to addressing the legitimate demands of the people of the Niger Delta and as well a conspiracy to bloat the accounts of some security contractors and conflict merchants within the party structure of the APC.
“We are only reiterating our strong resolve that, time is running against the Nigerian government, that there is doom ahead.” Mudock Agbinibo asserted.
Niger Delta Avengers reiterated that it would want peace with honour, the statement added “We want peace with honour, we don’t want the Peace of Our Time. Since that moment military was drafted into the Niger Delta as an instrument of suppression to our fatherland against all peaceful protest and legitimate demands the fear had gone. The message is getting stronger with more messengers.”NDA.
It would be recalled that the Niger Delta Avengers had on Sunday appealed to leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, Chief Edwin Clark over the renewed spate of bombings while sighting military deployment to the region as being responsible for the resumption of hostilities, a situation that have thrown the entire region into tension and great confusion.
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