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

military budget.
“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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