Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Proliferation of Militancy: Yet Another Militant Group Emerges In Nigeria, Talks Tough

A fresh militant group which goes by the moniker - Niger Delta Red Squad, NDRS, has emerged in Ohaji-Egbema axis of Imo State, South-East, Nigeria.

The new group is threatening to attack some government and oil facilities in Imo State.
This is coming barely few days after it reportedly attacked a facility operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company in Awarra, Ohaji/Egbema local council area of Imo State.

In the current threat, which was signed by one General Don Wannie, the group fumed that oil producing communities had nothing to show for the many years of oil exploration and exploitation.
It warned, “Oil companies started operation in our community since 1957, but up till date, we have nothing to show as benefit. For Imo State Government, we will make sure you make no further gains from Ohaji/Egbema.

“Since God’s creation, neither Imo State Government nor oil companies have remembered us. We have been neglected and abandoned. No electricity. No tarred roads. No drinking water. No hospital. No youth employment or empowerment. We shall destroy everything in Imo State that was built with our oil money”.

While claiming responsibility for blowing up two Shell pipelines, the group also promised to inflict further damage to oil facilities, if Ohaji/Egbema communities are not given due benefits from their oil resource.

The group equally warned Waltersmith Petroleum Oil Limited of an imminent attack on the company’s facilities.

“We will let them know that the security which they claim to have is insufficient. So, they should go and hire more because we are coming to launch attack on them any moment from now”, the group said.

The group further warned that if the federal and state governments think “we are joking, we will shock them.”


Culled from: Daily Post