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Militants Threaten To Bomb Six Pipelines In Delta, Rivers, Bayelsa

Posted: Jul 6, 2016 at 5:17 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

*Give Gov Dickson Ultimatum To Pay Salaries

Daniel Abia

Port Harcourt – Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (JNDF) one of the numerous militant groups that has emerged in recent times, has threatened to blow up six oil pipelines in Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers states.

The threat is coming just days after the rampaging Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) blew up series of pipelines belonging to Chevron and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Delta State.

The group said the continued delay by President Muhammadu Buhari in addressing the basic issues raised when he addressed them was the reason why they want to take the drastic action.

.“We came to conclusion in our emergency meeting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State this morning (Wednesday) that since the Nigerian president had failed to take holistic step since his return from London trip for his aged long ear, nose and throat (E.N.T) treatment, we have resolved that the oil and gas pipelines running from Ogboinbiri in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State to Obrinkon in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State is to be finally cut off from transmission.

“That the flow stations of Ogboinbiri, Oporoma, Peremabiri, Tabidaba, Nembe, Brass, Chevron platform in Koluama, Okordia-Zarama and Biseni including Gbarain-Ubie gas gathering plant are to be set ablaze since the oil companies are major hindrance to the development of the region,” the group said in a release made available to Independent.

They warned those living around and within the areas where these pipelines are located to leave those areas “because our mission is to cripple the economy of the country and not to kill any human being on earth.

“The Nigerian securities who are claiming they are securing the oil facilities in the region should stay as their dwelling places and see whether their safety will be guaranteed by the music on those days.

“We thanked the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources for the bold steps he personally took to resolve the injustice created and sponsored by the wicked companies and government in Nigeria. The initiative he took has been relegated to the background by the self-acclaimed Minister of Petroleum Resources, Muhammadu Buhari, who has no knowledge about the suffering of the people in the Niger Delta region only with a mission to milk the region and pays deft ears to the plight of the region.

“Our struggle is beyond monetary gains and we cannot be bribed by the Nigerian government to the detriment of our suffering people and the struggle is unstoppable until justice is done to the region. Our Field Commanders have been instructed on what to do and those who are on standby in Rivers, Akwa-Ibom, Edo, Delta Cross River states await Bayelsa states operations.

“We further warn that, henceforth, any attack on Ijaw communities or person(s) by the military or para-military body in the region, we will not hesitate to order our shoot-at-sight squad at any uniform personnel in the region”.

The group said that the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) is not in Delta State, “we only go there to strike and return back safely to the struggle base, Bayelsa State”

. It alleged that the President’s wife, Mrs. Aisha’s foundation is funded with Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) proceeds meant for the development of the region, since the present acting Managing Director, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, is mounting pressure at The Presidency to confirmed her as the substantive Managing Director of the Commission, which is been facilitating by the wife of the president.

They also called on Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State to commence the final payment of all workers including the old pensioners been owed several months of salaries before the end of the month.

“We’ll go after any of Dickson’s relation and political appointees who have given wrong advise to the Pharaoh (Gov. Dickson) of Bayelsa State to cripple the state. Since the governor cannot pay workers in the state, by avoiding the oath he took and his constitutional responsibilities, he should leave the seat of power in the state to avoid bloodshed.

“If Dickson undermined us what he saw while serving as Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of the state on that faithful day of April, 27th 2007 were we came and sacked President Goodluck Jonathan then governor of the state at government house, he will experience same again but this time around it will be disastrous and heads will roll,” JNDF threatened.