N’Delta militants resurface, to begin attacks on oil facilities soon

Militants in the Niger Delta region has threatened to resume attacks on oil facilities and installations in the country in no distant time.

A masked member of the group, which identified itself as Supreme Egbesu Liberation Fighters, said no meaningful development has occurred since it laid down arms for amnesty.

Reading from a prepared speech, he said there are no schools, potable water, light, hospital and access roads for the Niger Delta people to enjoy.

Citing scenario in Zamfara where the people of the state are certified and allowed to manage gold mining, the group asked the government to also allow Niger Delta people to manage their God given resources as what is good for the goose is equally good for the gander.

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Over the years, the Niger Delta people have made frantic efforts to create an enabling environment… but to our great dismay, the Nigerian government over the years has decided to handle the issues of the Niger Delta with kid gloves. They have betrayed the struggle and have left the people to their fate,” the militant, flanked by other heavily armed men, said in a video clip posted online by African Independent Television (AIT) Tuesday.

“Rather, what is visible is the presence of military gunboat and the numerous military personnel dispersed to the Niger Delta who are killing, raping, and maiming the innocent people of the region.

“Look at the security surveillance contract taking place in our region through the federal government these agencies in place have decided to shortchange our people. Now in our territorial waters, it is an Israeli company that is providing waterway security which we have competent hands with expert knowledge to manage.

“Don’t worry, because we are coming to destroy all your infrastructure in Abuja and Lagos. As a group committed to giving total liberation to our people, we will destroy the oil facilities both onshore and offshore in no distant time, we will be seen to be crippling the Nigerian economy,” he added.

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Former president Goodluck Jonathan and Nyesom Wike are prominent persons the group mentioned to serve as intermediaries between it and the federal government.

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