- An Agip oil plant was reportedly attacked in Omoku, Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni, Rivers State
- Bayan-Men, a new militant Group, took responsibility for the attack and revealed what Agip must do to avoid further attacks
- The militant group that made the Nigerian military meddle and partisan for Agip. accused said it is only fighting for justice
Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni LGA, Rivers State – A new militant A group in Rivers state called “Bayan-Men” has attacked an oil plant allegedly owned by the Nigerian Agip Oil Company in the Obosi area of Omoku, Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni.
The Nation reported that the attack came after the 24-hour ultimatum that the Agip group had set to meet their demands had expired.
It was gathered that the violent agitators blew up On osi-Ogu Manifold owned by the Obosi company and caused an explosion that shook the area.
The militant group issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack, saying they would fight for justice for the Omoku.
The Punch reported that the Attack led to an explosion that destroyed the tranquility of the area.
Group threatens further attacks, sets conditions for ceasefire
A source whose name was not named, said that an Agip plant had been attacked last week, adding that the oil company had yet to put out the fire The group’s commander, General Agaba, signed the statement of the new attack to carry out further attacks on Agip facilities in case the companies fail to engage the Omoku communities directly.
The group said they would like Agip to work directly with communities other than individuals.
Part of the statement read:
“We’re not criminals, we are are intellectuals. The fact is that if a man is bumped against the wall, he will rebound with double the force.
“We are giving Agip another seven days to open negotiation windows with the 27 communities of the Omoku clan.”
The group said the meeting be it proposals must involve chiefs, the chairs of the community development committee and the youth presidents of the 27 communities in the region access is granted, not into anyone’s room.
The militant group also promised to quieter because of the appeals from various quarters and the upcoming Nchaka festival.
Group accused the military of taking sides
Meanwhile, General Agaba also said the federal government had advised Agip to deal independently with the various communities.
However, he accused the military of taking sides with the company instead of maintaining law and order.
Agaba regretted the alleged interference of the military in the development and said that the group was interested in justice for their people.
Gunmen shoot police officers at Rivers checkpoint, killing 2
In other news, gunmen still to be identified killed two officers from the Mile One police station in Diobu, Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
Eyewitnesses said the deceased officers were shot dead in a search on Okija Street in the area on Wednesday November 3rd.
The witness said the armed men were inside a vehicle, crashed on the deceased officers and shot them at close range, killing the victims on the spot.