Niger-Delta Militant Group Issues A Two-Week Ultimatum To Oil Companies

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The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) has issued a two-week ultimatum to oil bloc owners to seize operation in the region and evacuate staff.  The group who claimed responsibility for the recent attack on Chevron and Shell’s facilities in the Niger Delta area issued a statement through the spokesperson, Col Mudock Agbinibo.
“To owners and operators of these oil blocks in our region, the Niger Delta Avengers is giving you two weeks ultimatum to shut down your operations and evacuate your staff.

“If at the end of the ultimatum, you are still operating, we will blow up all the locations. It will be bloody. So just shut down your operations and leave,” the group warned.
Giving a detailed breakdown of owners of the oil wells in the Niger Delta region, it claimed that at least 90 per cent of the platforms are owned by people outside the oil-producing region, stressing that they (NDA) would shut down the companies permanently.

“There is a rumour that oil has been discovered in the North-east. How will you feel if this new found oil is being managed by Niger Deltans. We are very sure the Niger Deltans won’t even have 2 per cent of the oil blocks if oil is really found in the North-east. If you don’t shut down, we will shut your stations permanently for you,” the group threatened.

The group warned against any attempt to repair Chevron facilities without fully meeting their demands.

“From our investigation Chevron is about to carry out repair works at the valve platform that was blown by us. We made it clear that no repair works should be done until our demands are fully met.

“When we blew the Chevron valve platform, it resulted in total blackout at the Escravos tank farm for more than three hours. If we can do it, just know that we are capable of bringing down your tank farm if you continue with repair works on the blown valve platform.

“Chevron and the Nigeria government are pushing us against our beliefs, despite making it clear we are not after innocent human lives, but as it’s going, we might cause human casualties if they don’t listen to us.

“Be informed that if we decide to strike, it is going to be bloody. And the contracting firm going to do the repair works, we want you to know that your facilities and staff will be our first casualties,” the group added.

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