Again, militants blow up NPDC/Shoreline pipeline in Delta
Even as the federal government has extended overtures to some militant
groups, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, NDGJM, has refused to
baulk as it destroyed yet another major delivery line in Delta State.
The Urhobo dominated militant group based in Ughelli, in an email to our
reporter, claimed that its strike force blew up the Afiesere-Ekiugbo
delivery line, operated by the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company,
NPDC/Shoreline Petroleum at Ughelli, Delta state, on Sunday.
The group renewed warning to First Hydrocarbon, Seplat, Total E&P, Shell,
Agip, Saipem, Mobil that they would soon feel their adverse impacts.
A self-styled General Aldo Agbalaja, the leader of the group said: “The
Opudo strike force, at about 11:30 pm on Sunday, September 18, 2016,
struck the Afiesere – Ekiugbo delivery line in Ughelli, operated by
“The Operation Crocodile Tears is not slowing down, but determined to
achieve target. Until the federal government takes the proper steps, this
song will continue to play. This is to once again emphasize our earlier
revelation that the so-called Operation Crocodile Smile is nothing but a
scam: some jumbled job, sewn together to retire some recently embezzled
“Were it a serious endeavor, as the entire military system has sought to
bamboozle Nigerians and the entire world to believe, the half-baked
operation would have at least been reaping marginal results, besides those
wrong arrests, lacking in intelligence that it had realized.
Threatening that the day of reckoning was close for Burutai On protection
of oil pipelines by the military, it said: “This is to you, the Chief of
Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, let you crocodile continue to smile,
your time of reckoning is at hand, probably by the time the smiling
crocodile finally sinks, you will see its tears and blood.”
He added: “Under your nose, the very task of guarding oil assets (which we
consider a waste of time, resources and a failure of priorities) will fail
because you are both insincere and incompetent. We're just starting and by
the time the alpha operations are initiated, you will need more than these
fighter jets to keep your troops safe in any part of the Niger Delta.''
The group warned the oil and gas companies, who have put their trust in
the guns and fighter jets of the Nigerian armed forces to wait for their
“We have observed that you have placed your trust in the guns and fighter
jets of the Nigerian armed forces, our words for you are few: keep at it
and wait for your rewards, which have almost come upon you'', he said.
Continuing, he stated: ''It is a reflection of your minds towards our
people; you obviously do not believe that the people of this part are
deserving of good lives. You hide behind the guns of the oppressors to
pillage our lands and our people, leaving us despoiled and our lands
raped. You do all manners of things you will dare not imagine in other
parts of the world where you operate.
“Here, you have failed all basic corporate social responsibilities,
leaving the people to languish in lack and ruin. Continue with your
insolence against our people, but we will vow to you today that we shall
uproot every asset and facility you think you have secured with soldiers
and their guns.
“Shorelines, First Hydrocarbon, NPDC, Seplat, Total E&P, Shell, Agip,
Saipem, Mobil and co wait for us, we are just coming out for you,” it
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