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– Niger Delta Red Squad has threatened to
attack some government and oil facilities in Imo
state
– The militants fumed that oil producing
communities have nothing to show for the many
years of oil exploration and exploitation
– The group equally promised an imminent
attack on the facilities of Waltersmith Petroleum
Oil Limited
Militants have promised an imminent attack on
the government and oil facilities in Imo state.
A new militant group, the Niger Delta Red Squad
(NDRS), which has carried out attacks on oil
facilities in Imo state, has threatened to unleash
more attacks in the future.
In the current threat by the group, signed by one
General Don Wannie, the militants threatened to
attack some government and oil facilities in Imo
state.
According to Vanguard, the group fumed that oil
producing communities have nothing to show for
the many years of oil exploration and
exploitation.
“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,” NDRS stated.
The group which claimed responsibility for an
attack on a facility operated by Shell Petroleum
Development Company in Awarra, Ohaji/Egbema
local council area of the state promised to inflict
maximum damage to oil facilities, if Ohaji/
Egbema communities are not given due benefits
from their oil resource.
The militants equally promised an imminent
attack on the facilities of Waltersmith Petroleum
Oil Limited.
NDRS said: “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 attack them any moment from now.”
Meanwhile, the Members of the Delta Waterways
Security Committee (DWSC) have warned the
Niger Delta Avengers to stop bombing of
pipelines or risk confrontation with Itsekiri
people.
Vanguard reports that Comrade Omolubi
Newuwum who is an ex-Itsekiri warlord said the
bombing of pipelines in the region by the
Avengers was provoking the Itsekiri people.
He said the reason why the people are not taking
up arms against the government was because
they were peaceful.

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