Militants blow-up another pipeline as groups decry militarisation of N’Delta

Militants blow-up another pipeline as groups decry militarisation of N’Delta

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A militant group, Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, in the early hours of Tuesday, blew up the Afiesere-Iwhrenene major delivery line to UPS/UQCC, operated by Nigeria Petroleum Development Company/Shorelines Petroleum in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
Our correspondent gathered that the attack, confirmed by a leader of the group, self-styled Gen. Aldo Agbalaja came as the Niger Delta Avengers, which ceased hostilities last month, accused the military of harassing old men, women and innocent youths in the region under the guise of hunting for militants.
Meanwhile, the Ijaw People Development Initiative has warned that the Federal Government’s plan to continue to militarise the region and intimidate the people despite the fact that NDA and other dangerous militant groups had opted for dialogue will not make the region to forsake the Niger Delta struggle.
Also, the acting Secretary of the Gbaramatu Traditional Council, GTC, Chief Godspower Gbenekama, has cautioned against the continued militarisation of the kingdom and other parts of the region, saying, “It is an ill wind that blows both the inhabitants of the Niger Delta and the Federal Republic no good.”

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