Again, militants attack delivery line in Delta

IN continuation of its economic sabotage and declaration of Operation Crocodile Tears, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM) said on Monday that it has vandalised the Afiesere – Ekiugbo delivery line in Ughelli, Delta State, operated by NPDC/Shoreline.

“The Opudo strike force, at about 11:30 pm on Sunday, September 18, 2016, struck the Afiesere – Ekiugbo delivery line in Ughelli, operated by NPDC/Shoreline,” a statement signed by its spokesperson, Gen Aldo Agbalaja, stated Monday afternoon.

The group, in the statement also threatened to attack facilities belonging to other oil companies situated in Urhobo land.

“Shorelines, First Hydrocarbon, NPDC, Seplat, Total E&P, Shell, Agip, Saipem, Mobil and the rest, wait for us, we are just coming out for you,” it warned.

It vowed to continue with its economic sabotage until its demands were met by the Federal Government.

“The Operation Crocodile Tears is not slowing down, but determined to achieve target. Until the Federal Government takes the proper steps, this song will continue to play.

“This is to once again emphasise our earlier revelation that the so-called Operation Crocodile Smile is nothing but a scam: some jumbled job, sewn together to retire some recently embezzled military budget.

“Were it a serious endeavour, as the entire military system has sought to bamboozle Nigerians and the entire world to believe, the half-baked operation would have at least been reaping marginal results, asides those wrong arrests, lacking in intelligence that it had realised.

“This is to you, Gen Buratai, let you crocodile continue to smile, your time for reckoning is at hand, probably by the time the smiley crocodile finally sinks, you will see its tears and blood. Under your nose, the very task of guarding oil assets (which we consider a waste of time, resources and a failure of priorities) will fail because you are both insincere and incompetent.

“The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate is just starting; you are yet to see what we are about, by the time the alpha operations are initiated, you will need more than these fighter jets to keep your troops safe in any part of the Niger Delta.

“To the oil and gas companies, we have observed that you have placed your trust in the guns and fighter jets of the Nigerian armed forces, our words for you are few: keep at it and wait for your rewards, which have almost come upon you.

“It is a reflection of your minds towards our people; you obviously don’t believe that the people of this part are undeserving of good lives.

“You hide behind the guns of the oppressors to pillage our lands and our people, leaving us despoiled and our lands raped.

“You do all manners of things you will dare not imagine in other parts of the world where you operate.

“Here you have failed all basic corporate social responsibilities, leaving the people to languish in lack and ruins.

“Continue with your insolence against our people, but we will vow to you today that we shall uproot every asset and facility you think you have secured with soldiers and their guns,”  the group, which recent destroyed another delivery line in state, vowed.

Meanwhile, the attack could not be easily confirmed from the officials of NPDC as well as security agents as of the time of filing the report.