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Niger Delta Bayelsa government begs militants to stop attacking oil installations

The plea was made by Bayelsa Deputy Governor, Gboribiogha John-Jonah on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

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The Bayelsa State government has urged Niger Delta militants to stop attacking oil installations in the region.

The plea was made by Deputy Governor, Gboribiogha John-Jonah on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, Vanguard reports.

“A lot of destruction has happened, therefore we are not expecting any improvement due to the current situation in the Niger Delta. The future is not that bright even if indicators point towards that direction,” he said.

“Already, the Trans-Niger trunk line and Nembe Creek 1,2 and 3, trunk line located in Bayelsa State which link the Bonny Terminal have been affected. We are appealing to our brothers and sisters that in addition to the ecology, the damage is quite devastating to us as a state,” he added.

The recent upsurge of violence in the region is believed to be the work of a new militant group, Niger Delta Avengers.

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