1st November 2016
Operation Red Economy: More Deadly Explosions Rock Oil Pipelines, Militants Say "Hostility Will Not End Soon"
There seem to be no end in sight to the bombing and destruction of oil facilities in Delta State by militant groups operating in the oil rich region. Already, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM) has already claimed responsibility for the last attack, which occurred on Saturday.
The group, in a statement made available to Independent at 6.44pm on Sunday through electronic mail said its Akuma Strike Team blew up the 32-inch Effurun-Otor delivery line.
The statement signed by its spokesman, GEN ALDO AGBALAJA, read in part: “At about 23:30hour of Saturday, October 29, in furtherance of the OPERATION HAMMURABI CODE, our Akuma Strike Team struck and brought down the 32-inch Effurun-Otor delivery line.”
The statement warned that the hostility will not end soon, as the group is determined to fulfill its promise of uprooting the entire assets belonging to the multinational oil corporation in the nation’s Niger Delta region.
“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 real representatives of the various nations of our region. We are collecting names from the nations in the region, those who will sincerely and equitably represent our various peoples,” the statement added.
- The Oriental Times