The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDJM) has blown up a major trunk delivery line conveying crude from Isoko to the Eriemu manifold Urhobo nationality in Delta state belonging to NPDC and Shoreline Resources.
The action comes 24 hours after the newly formed militant group threatened to bomb oil installations in the Niger Delta region if the Federal Government did not stop its one-sided talks with the Ijaw ethnic nationality.
The group had asked government to stop negotiating with the Ijaw ethnic nationality alone as it was not the only tribe in the region waring that its militants could blow pipelines adding that it was out to seek justice for the perpetually cheated and protect the identities of our people, who are co-owners of the wealth, which Nigeria has forever misappropriated.
According to a statement by the Spokesperson, ‘General’ Aldo Agbalaja, the group blew the pipeline as a mark of seriousness following the approval by the Central Operational Command of the group to commence demolition and evacuation of uplands tagged ‘Operation Zero’.
“The central operations command of the Niger Delta hereby announces the commencement of demolition and evacuation of the uplands tagged ‘OPERATION ZERO’ to correct the wrongs that have afflicted our people for years, seek justice for the perpetually cheated and protect the identities of our people, who are co-owners of the wealth which Nigeria has forever misappropriated,” the group said.
“As a mark of our seriousness and to prove we are people of our words, at about 0200hours of today; Wednesday, August 10, 2016, operatives of the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate brought down a MAJOR TRUNK/DELIVERY LINE from Isoko to the Eriemu Manifold in Urhobo, belonging to the NPDC/Shoreline resources.
“We would also want to use this medium to give a very strong warning to the operatives of the asset NPDC/SHORELINES not to commence repairs pending when they get signals from us otherwise the inevitable may occur to their personnel as we have earlier warned them to begin evacuating the uplands.
“This is just a glimpse of what is to come, there are several assets already penned down for destruction. This line of action has been made inevitable by an unjust system, which only responds to the violent, to the detriment of the peaceful and law abiding.”