- Despite the ongoing “Operation Crocodile Smile”, militants have blown up another facility in Delta state
- The militants who called themselves the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Movement (NDGJM) launched “Operation Crocodile Tears”
- The Urhobo militant group said from now on, it shall be an eye for an eye
An Urhobo militant group, Niger Delta Greenland Justice Movement (NDGJM), has blown up the Ogor-Oteri major delivery line, operated by the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company and Shorelines Petroleum in the state.
The group in a statement by its leader, “Gen” Aldo Agbalaja, said the delivery line was blown up at about 3am on Tuesday, August 30, by its Uproot Team B, Vanguard reports.
This comes despite the ongoing military “Operation Crocodile Smile” in the Niger Delta region and a recent letter to President Muhammadu Buhari by the Niger Delta Avengers promising to stop its hostilities.
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According to the militant group, it was launching “Operation Crocodile Tears” since the military had launched “Operation Crocodile Smile” to supposedly worsen the Niger Delta crisis.
“Although some selfish machinery, merely put together to achieve some pecuniary ends, has been parading in the name of the peoples of the Niger Delta, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate will not be derailed on its mission to getting justice for the people,” the group said.
The NDGJM said it would no longer sit quietly and watch the Nigerian military harass people in various parts of the region, adding that it had warned against the victimization of defenseless people of the region, especially in the creeks, but rather than heed, the military made life more difficult for the people.
“It shall from now on be an eye for an eye; for every military atrocity carried out in the creeks and hinterland of the Niger Delta, the Nigerian armed forces will have the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate to contend with.”
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“To this end, we are alerting all those working in the UQCC/UPS Erhomukokwarien in Ughelli, Eriemu Pigging Manifold in Agbarha, Otorogun gas plant, Olomoro flow station, Warri refinery, Port Harcourt refinery, Eleme, OB-OB and Obite gas plants in Omoku to evacuate because what is coming to those facilities are beyond what anybody has seen before,” the militant group warned.
The Urhobo militant group advised all indigenes living in the vicinities of the facilities to relocate for the time being as it does not want to spill innocent blood.
“Hold the Nigerian President responsible for the genocide that his armed forces is about to unleash on our people,” Agbalaja said.
He added that if there will be any negotiation, it must be seen and in actual sense must be representing all the individual nations of the region equally.”
Niger Delta Avengers had written an open letter to President Buhari yesterday, saying it had listened carefully and halted hostilities in the Niger Delta region, while it expects a genuine and positive attitude to restructuring and self-determination for every component unit of Nigeria.
The group claimed that Nigerian troops were about to carry out extra judicial killings in the Niger Delta in violation of article four of the Geneva Convention with “OPERATION CROCODILE SMILES”.