The Nigerian Agip Oil Company’ s oil facility in Ogba- Egbema- Andoni Local Government Area, Rivers State, was blown up by the militant group in the Niger Delta region.
According to a news report, it was gathered that the militants who demolished the OB5 oil well claimed to be fighting for justice for their people.
The group’ s commander accused the oil company of not dealing directly with the host communities.
He claimed that the company refused to enable the residents to benefit from their operations stressing that the company was engaged in a divide- and- rule strategy.
The statement reads, ” The only thing we want Agip to do, under the Federal Government resolution, is to deal directly with the 27 communities of Omoku.
” We don’ t want Agip to be involved in any negotiations with anyone. They need to deal directly with the community. If they keep acting like this, everything we’ ve done so far is small to what we are planning to do. They must keep us united and treat us like one. They should approach each community individually.
” This isn’ t a joke. We have no desire to kill anyone. We have an interest in doing the right thing, or we will continue to blow up their facilities. We’ re giving them 24 hours to begin the process of doing what’ s right. ”
Meanwhile, Ekeuku Pureheart, the Omoku Community Youth Leaders Forum’ s (OCYLF) Coordinator- General, confirmed the incident.
According to a news correspondent, the development resulted from Agip’ s failure to comply with the people’ s demands.
Pureheart, on the other hand, asked Agip to follow up with the communities to prevent further attacks.
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