BREAKING: Oil production in Nigeria may face disruption as new militant group emerges in Niger Delta …sends strong warning to SPDC
…Threatens to attack, cripple Shell production and facilities over sacked workers
A new militant group, Creek Reform Warriors, has sprung up in the oil rich Niger Delta region, on Tuesday with a threat to disrupt crude oil production through dangerous attacks on all the facilities of Dutch oil exploration and production giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).
Leader of Creek Reform Warriors, Commander Igbokuro Tinwei, in a statement obtained by GbaramatuVoice, among other condition for averting the looming danger demanded that Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited (SPDC), quickly and unconditionally recall all their workers of Ogulagha and Odimodi communities sacked in 2019 without any justification.
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Giving background to their present griviance, Commander Igbokiri, explained that Shell had earlier promised to recall the workers immediately after the #COVID-19 Pandemic, but serially defaulted.
While stating unequivocally that the group has what it takes to cripple the production activities of the oil giant, the group insisted that SPDC management recall, reinstate these staff within two weeks from this day (July 3, 2023), or face dire consequences of sustained brutal attack.
The group specifically underlined that Shell must recall and reinstall all the sacked workers in Forcados Terminal as well as open new windows for employment for the all qualified indigenes of oil producing communities in their localities.
“If these workers from Ogulagha and Odimodi communities are not called, all SPDC operations in the Niger Delta including their pipelines will be shut down, this is going to be do or die.
“We are not joking. We are a deadly and dangerous group in the Niger Delta region. We have a team of specialists in different fields of the world. Our struggle is for the liberation of our people from the unemployment in the hands of Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited (SPDC) and other International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in the region.
“We can boldly tell the world that all preparations and plans are on ground to bring down the Nigerian crude oil production to 0% and this will continue until the IOCs employ our people, there will be no going back.
The group, therefore, called on the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu led Federal Government to call Shell management to order in this respect as the consequence of their attacks on Shell production facilities will impact negatively on the Federal Government’s ability to meet up with the crude oil supply to the world market.