Niger Delta Militants attack NPDC facility, threaten to blow up more

The group also called on oil companies at the Port-Harcourt refinery to evacuate  their staff, to avoid loss of lives.

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The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM) has blown up a Ngerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) crude-oil facility in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

The militant group also threatened to carry out more attacks on pipelines along Port-Harcourt and Warri.

It also called on oil companies at the Port-Harcourt refinery to evacuate  their staff, to avoid loss of lives.

The group, through its spokesman, Aldo Agbalaja, said “At about 0300hrs of today, Tuesday, August 30, 2016, the uproot team B of the NDGJM brought down the Ogor-Oteri major delivery line Operated by NPDC/Shoreline.”

NDGJM also said “To this end, we are alerting all those working in the UQCC/UPS Erhomukokwarien in Ughelli, Eriemu Pigging Manifold in Agbarha, Otorogun Gas Plant, Olomoro Flow Station,  Warri Refinery, Port Harcourt Refinery, Eleme, Ob-Ob And Obite Gas Plants in Omoku to evacuate because what is coming to those facilities are beyond what anybody has seen before.

“We do not want innocent blood being spilled; therefore, we advise all indigenes living in the vicinities of the facilities to relocate for the time being.

“Those in the field, just for the money, will quickly rush to align with the Pa E. K. Clark’s arrangement because they were, as a matter of fact, created by some of the people co-travelling with Clark.

“We want to reiterate our lack of confidence in the Clark-led arrangement. Chief Clark is not the leader of the whole of Niger Delta; he can hold the front for the Ijaw nation but definitely not for all the ethnic nations in the region.”

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) has also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to embrace peace as a means of solving the crisis in the volatile region.

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