02 September 2016, Warri – A previously unknown militant group, the Niger Delta Greenlander, has attacked the Ogor-Oteri major delivery line operated by the National Petroleum Development Company (NPDC).
The attack, which occurred at about 3am, was reportedly carried out by the Uproot Team B of the group.
The militant group, in statement issued and signed by Gen. Aldo Agbalaja yesterday claiming responsibility, it also warned workers of UQCC/UPS Erhomukokwarien in Ughelli, Eriemu Pigging Manifold in Agbarha, Otorogun Gas Plant, the Olomoro Flow Station, Warri/Refinery, Port Harcourt Refinery Eleme, OB-OB and Obite Gas Plants in Omoku, Rivers State, to evacuate the area as new attacks would be launched.
According to the statement, “Recent developments around our region, especially as it concerns the issue of justice and our inalienable right to protect our heritage, have proven us right all along. Now it has become clearer who is serious about getting justice for our people and who has been using the name of the region and the destinies of all our people to feather their nests, raising dusts merely to harass the Nigerian state and the oil multinationals into parting with money.
“Although some selfish mercenaries, merely put together to achieve some pecuniary ends, have been parading in the name of the peoples of the Niger Delta, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate remains un-derailed from its mission to getting justice for the people. Those in the field just for the money will quickly rush to align with the Pa E.K. Clark’s arrangement because they were, as a matter of fact, created by some of the people co-travelling with Clark.”
The group declared that it did not have confidence in the Clark-led arrangement, adding that he is not the leader of the whole of Niger Delta.
The group said: “He can hold the front for the Ijaw nation, but definitely not for all the ethnic nations in the region.”