Dec 9, 2021

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Tension as New Militant Group Blows Up Oil Facility in Rivers, Makes Demands

  • 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 the state of Rivers 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 expiry of the 24-hour ultimatum that the Agip group had set in order to meet their demands.

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 that they were fighting for justice for the Omoku.

The Punch reported that the A 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 a man pushed against the wall 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 different 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 open fire on police officers at Rivers checkpoint, killing 2

In other news, gunmen still to be identified killed two officers from Mile One Police Station in Diobu, Port Harcourt, state Rivers.

Eyewitnesses said the deceased officers were shot dead on Wednesday November 3rd during a search on Okija Street in the area.

< p class = "align-left"> The witness said the armed men were inside a vehicle, rushed on the deceased officers and shot them at close range, adding that the victims died on the spot.