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|Niger Delta Militants Make Fresh Demand,threatens Attacks On Oil Facilities by Benmarvel7(m): 1:12pm On Nov 28, 2020|
A new coalition of 36 militant groups under the aegis of Continuous Emancipation of Niger Delta, which recently attacked gas and crude oil pipelines in Bayelsa State, on Friday reeled out six demands for the Federal Government which they said should be quickly handled to avert continued “destructive attacks” on oil and gas facilities in the country.
The demands, contained in an electronic mail by CEND’s General Officer Commanding, ‘General’ River Lord (aka Adaka Bor), and obtained by journalists in Warri, had virtually all the seven-point demands of South-South governors and leaders as presented to the Federal Government’s delegation on Tuesday in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.
The only addition is the demand by CEND that the Federal Government should henceforth pay the 13 per cent derivation directly to oil and gas producing communities.
CEND in its demands called for the relocation of the headquarters of all oil and gas companies operating in the Niger Delta to the region, as well as the demilitarisation of the entire Niger Delta. It also called for fiscal and true federalism.
Other demands of CEND are “the repositioning of the Niger Delta Development Commission, and the Presidential Amnesty Programme, in line with its core mandate and community participation.”
Among those in the coalition spread across the region are Supreme Egbesu Resource Fighters, Niger Delta Resource Control Force, Emancipation of Niger Delta, Reformed Movement for Emancipation of the Niger Delta, Niger Delta Adaka Boro Force for Resource Control, and Niger Delta Joint Task Force.
The group said, “The new coalition of 36 militant groups, Continuous Emancipation for the Niger Delta, has made bold its threat to carry out destructive attacks on oil and gas facilities across the Niger Delta region,” even as the group has claimed responsibility for the bombing of gas and crude oil pipelines in Ikarama community in Yenagoa Council Area of Bayelsa State.”
CEND said, “The pipelines which were completely destroyed by the attacks is operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company, and the Nigerian Agip Oil Company in Ikarama community, Bayelsa State.
“We are prepared to carry out our threats to the letter without any iota of fear as we have the capacity to bring the oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta to rubbles if our demands are not met.
“In the coming days, there will be series of attacks on major oil and gas installations in the Niger Delta simultaneously because they are well prepared to push the pawn to the other side of the board without fear and harassment from security agencies and the federal government.
“We want to warn all foreign nationals that this is the time to leave the Niger Delta region, as the attacks which will be total in the coming days, will not spare them. All foreign embassies should as a matter of urgency evacuate their citizens.
“All our field commanders have been briefed not to show mercy on any oil and gas installations no matter its location until the federal government meets our demands which are critical to the emancipation of the long-neglected region.
“If we do not act now, our children will ask us questions that we will not have answers to, our communities will go into extinction because of underdevelopment, environment degradation, and pollution.
It added, “The struggle will not end until we see genuine efforts to develop the region, imagine the East-West road that connects the six states of the Niger Delta is in a deplorable state even worse than a death trap and if crude oil was being transported by road, probably our roads would have been better.
“The Federal Government and international oil companies are only bothered about how to lift crude oil without any present or future plan to develop the region. The blood of Isaac Adaka Boro and Ken Saro-Wiwa will not be in vain.”
|Re: Niger Delta Militants Make Fresh Demand,threatens Attacks On Oil Facilities by WorkTheTalk(m): 1:16pm On Nov 28, 2020|
Government needs to be proactive. A stitch in time saves nine!
|Re: Niger Delta Militants Make Fresh Demand,threatens Attacks On Oil Facilities by OwenJesse27(m): 1:18pm On Nov 28, 2020|
make den start and stop making mouth
|Re: Niger Delta Militants Make Fresh Demand,threatens Attacks On Oil Facilities by SoBright101: 1:19pm On Nov 28, 2020|
This country needs to be restructured
Monkey they work, baboon they chop type of government need to stop
Beware Nigerians. This is the time to know and understand the true identity of those who cause tribalism on here, they are paid agents, they are neither from east or west. They have more than twenty monikers, they would create tribal related topics and make tribal comments with different monikers to cause chaos between southerners. Though, they have no conscience but you can try to educate them or better ignore them. They are easy to identify, use your head brothers.
They dominate this platform. They are evil and restless until their aim is achieved.
|Re: Niger Delta Militants Make Fresh Demand,threatens Attacks On Oil Facilities by ogbu80(m): 1:35pm On Nov 28, 2020|
Which way nigeria
|Re: Niger Delta Militants Make Fresh Demand,threatens Attacks On Oil Facilities by vr0xen: 5:06pm On Nov 28, 2020|
petrol stations will stop selling and transportation of marijuana to benin will be a problem for slawomir
|Re: Niger Delta Militants Make Fresh Demand,threatens Attacks On Oil Facilities by Quality20(m): 5:34pm On Nov 28, 2020|
D 13% derivation is with their governors na. If fg shd give it to them, then criminality n militant n gun and bomb running in South south and d whole country will increase extra exponentially
|Re: Niger Delta Militants Make Fresh Demand,threatens Attacks On Oil Facilities by Donspicey: 8:39pm On Nov 28, 2020|
Government Tompolo is Back.......
|Re: Niger Delta Militants Make Fresh Demand,threatens Attacks On Oil Facilities by aabdul7833: 7:31am On Nov 29, 2020|
[R. I. P in advance
|Re: Niger Delta Militants Make Fresh Demand,threatens Attacks On Oil Facilities by Emmamay10: 9:21am On Nov 29, 2020|
Relocating the office headquarters shouldn't be a problem. The problem is how to guarantee the safety of the workers in there is crisis. Based on the antecedents of these militants,Niger Delta is prone to hostilities and this could deter the oil companies from relocating their headquarters to the region. On the other hand,I thought some of their governors are opposed to the 13% derivation being paid to the host communities directly.
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