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Meet #EndSARS protesters’ demand, or we attack ― N’Delta militants threaten FG

 


A coalition of nine renegade militant groups within the Niger-Delta region has declared support for the raging EndSARS protests across the country, saying they were ready to resume hostilities, attack oil and gas facilities if Federal Government does not meet the demands of protesting Nigerian youths.

The militant groups under the aegis of the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA, which held an emergency meeting in Delta state, also announced their preparedness to disavow the ceasefire accord with the federal government and engage military forces.

They said in a communique by RNDA leader, self-styled “Major-General” Johnmark Ezonebi, aka Obama: “We will engage the troops attached to the proposed Operation Crocodile Smile and resume attacks on some identified oil facilities within the region if problems with poor welfare, armed oppression and inequality within the standard of living between the citizens and political elites aren't addressed.”

RNDA leadership has directed its striking force unit commanders altogether the nine militant groups to get on standby and maintain visibility on identified locations with study and locations striking methods, VSLSM.

We may resume heavy destruction of major petroleum pipelines and their platforms, including the main gas distribution pipelines from Escravos-Warri-Kaduna.

Also targeted are major target pipelines, including the Chevron Valve platform located at Abiteye, Warri-South government area, Delta state and this is often one of Chevron’s most vital platform and it is a connecting point where all other Chevron’s Niger Delta platforms link up; and Shell underwater Forcardos 48-inch export pipeline which connects from Clough Creek through River Ramos Creek delivery line to the Forcardos Terminal, a serious and one of the Nigeria highest crude delivery pipeline will be brought down also because the major Escravos trans Lagos pipeline linking Warri to Lagos.”

Major gas pipeline that supplies both Lagos and Abuja with constant electricity supply will be stop and other several gas and oil pipelines belonging to the NNPC located near Warri within the hinterland also will be blown up.

The major Chevron main electricity feedback pipelines located at the Escravos area at Ciera Creek won't be overlooked in this well-coordinated attack, the main one of the highest crude oil-producing wells owned by Chevron, which are RMP23 and RMP24 all located near Dibi in Delta state and it contribute majorly to the daily petroleum production chain of the country will all be blown up and cut to zero level and also the Bunny Nembe Creek trunk pipeline located at Bonny Export Terminal line won't be left out,” the militants warned.

Ezonebi added: “In addition, RNDA urgently demands release of the N98 billion gas flare penalty fund to host oil communities through the leadership of the national chairman of HOSTCOM, Prince Dr Mike Emuh.

We also demand the urgent release and implementation of the ten ,000 pipeline surveillance security contract job host communities,” he added.

Major-General” Ezonebi explained: “The decision by the militant groups to support the protesting youths was based on the open inequality within the distribution of wealth and development within the country.

We, the agitating militant groups within the creeks are lending our voice to the demands of our great resilience Nigerian youths based on the very fact that Nigeria is a blessed nation filled with abundance of so much untapped natural resources, wherefore we demand for a far better Nigeria that the welfare of the citizens should be serious taken under consideration .

Every region and its citizenry, first of all, got 10 per cent in every revenue derived by country sourced either from oil and other sources just to cater for the welfare of the citizens of this country before the revenue will be shared to the three tiers of government by the central government.

While the oil-producing communities will get five per cent front line charge from the oil revenue and can be directly paid to the host communities and not to the governors of the Niger Delta states, he asserted.

The militant groups also acknowledged though they were engage in correspondence with the federal government over the contentious issues raised by the nationwide protest march by agitated youths, stating: 

We want to place it on record that President Muhammadu Buhari isn't to be blamed entirely for what's happening, but we blame some ministers handling sensitive areas of the economy and also the National Assembly members.

While the citizens are making sacrifices within the areas of adjusting to harsh economic policies of state , the aides of President Buhari and members of the National Assembly are living large in opulence.

“Even members of RNDA made sacrifices to comply with a ceasefire in 2016 so as to allow President Buhari-led APC federal government to consolidate on its renewed policy thrust for his anti-corruption fight and economic process , job creation and reworking policies of massive infrastructural developmental strides within the Niger Delta region and therefore the country at large.

“But the National Assembly members and the political class are pushing the people to the wall and we are ready to fight back,” Ezonebi added.

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