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Niger Delta Militants attack crude oil facility in Delta

The facility, which receives crude oil from six oil fields within the Oil Mining Lease 30, is operated by the NPDC.

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Niger Delta militants.

Niger Delta militants.



The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM), has claimed responsibility of a bombing that took place at a crude oil facility in Delta state on Thursday, October 13, 2016.

The group claims that its members blew up a delivery line which supplies crude oil to the Ughelli Quality Control Center (QCC).

According to Vanguard, the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) operates the QCC, which receives crude oil from six oil fields within the Oil Mining Lease 30.

The militants also threatened to kill staff of the oil companies, adding that they will end the bombings when they see reason to do so.

The group’s spokesman, Gen. Aldo Agbalaja, said “At about 2100hours of Thursday, October 13, 2016, the Akuma Strike Team of the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate brought down the Iwhremaro to the Ughelli Quality Control Centre (QCC) delivery line to signal the commencement of the Operation Hammurabi Code.

“We have been patient and reasonable all along; hence our choice to restrict our activities to mild operations that were not aimed at causing critical damages, but it has now become crystal clear that we are dealing with devious and incorrigible people.

“Therefore, we serve this as a notice to the Nigerian government and its conniving multinationals that the Operation Hammurabi Code has been initiated, henceforth, it shall be an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Now you shall know what uprooting of your cherished assets means. It starts from now on, there is no longer going to be warnings or special consideration for anybody.

“We have observed that the leopard of the oil company is incapable of changing its skin; ever deceiving, ever conniving. Your ‘divide-and-rule’ gimmick will fail here as we will not stay idle in the face of your lies. “For every lie you introduce, you will lose a major asset and if need be, you will lose personnel. We have said it once and we shall repeat it here now; the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate will not call this campaign off in secret, when we see reason to do so and we decide to do so, we shall reach the world publicly through this same channel, from where we took off.”

The Joint Military Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, code-named Operation Delta Safe, also arrested two militant leaders and discovered three human skulls during a routine raid.

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