Militants threaten to resume bombing of oil facilities

The group warned the Federal Government and oil companies operating in the Niger Delta area to cease all activities.

Niger Delta Militants

The group issued its warning about 'Operation Cripple Oil and Gas Production' through its spokesman, Oleum Bellum, on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

The group warned the Federal Government and oil companies operating in the Niger Delta area to cease all such operations before June 30, 2017, promising to take measures to punish non-compliance.

The statement from the group read, "From the oil producing parts of Delta State, this morning, June the 6th 2017, converge in Delta State, we have agreed to resume attacks on oil facilities, resurrect the spirit of insurgency and to make a demand for a better deal for our people, and by extension our beloved Delta State.

"We will do this through bloody attacks, crippling of oil industry in the state.

"We watched the activities, policies of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration these past two years and we have found that, like the biblical Pharaoh, only extraordinary actions can soften his hardened heart towards the oil producing areas of the state.

"While developments are going on in rivers and other states, oil communities in Delta have been stagnant.

"As a result, we have decided to take up arms and return to the essence of our agitation for the development of oil producing communities in the state. Our return to the creeks starts on the 7th day of June, 2017. This campaign shall be bloody, destructive and vengeful."

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