Group condemns militants’ attack on oil facility

Etukakpan described the attack as an economic sabotage aimed at discrediting the efforts of the current administration towards restructuring of the country’s economy.

Militants blow up Chevron oil facility, vow more attacks

Chief Samingo Etukakpan, the Coordinator of the organisation, made the condemnation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in the oil town of Eket, Akwa Ibom.

NAN recalls that the militants identified as members of Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) have already claimed responsibility for the attack.

The facility is jointly owned by the NNPC and Chevron and is operated by the American oil firm.

Etukakpan said that the re-emergence of militancy in the Niger Delta was a sad development and a threat to the unity and progress of the nation.

He said that the Amnesty Programme of the Federal Government was an elaborate youths’ enhancement package aimed at ending militancy in the region.

“We condemn in its totality the recent attacked on Chevron’s oil facility and wish to advise the perpetrators of the dastardly act to embrace the amnesty programme.

“The recent clean-up exercise in the Niger Delta by the Federal Government shows the good intention of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration towards the Niger Delta region,” he said.

“We in CWN view it as an economic sabotage the recent act of vandalism by the militant group which is capable of resulting in a shortfall in electricity generation in the country.

“We wish to call on Nigerians to join hands with the present administration in moving the county forward,” he said.

He said that the organisation planned to convoke a peace conference for the youths of the Niger Delta to seek more ways of supporting the current administration.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Beginners guide for Crypto day trading

Beginners guide for Crypto day trading

Stablecoins and Altcoins are different

Stablecoins and Altcoins are different

5 terms you should know before you invest in Cryptocurrencies

5 terms you should know before you invest in Cryptocurrencies

Ukraine's new law on Cryptos

Ukraine's new law on Cryptos

El-Rufai: Kaduna delegates support power shift to south

El-Rufai: Kaduna delegates support power shift to south

2023: Atiku promises to restructure Nigeria

2023: Atiku promises to restructure Nigeria

Deborah's death 'll not be tolerated, says northern Christian body

Deborah's death 'll not be tolerated, says northern Christian body

2023: Tambuwal promises to end religious differences

2023: Tambuwal promises to end religious differences

Deborah’s parents say their children won’t attend school again

Deborah’s parents say their children won’t attend school again