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Niger Delta Militants Renew Threat To Bomb Abuja, Others



The new militant group, Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (JNDLF), that threatened to launch six missiles tuesday, has vowed to target key government institutions, including the State House, Abuja.

Also listed for hit in Abuja are the Defence Headquarters, Department of State Services (DSS), Police Headquarters, the National Assembly Complex, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Towers, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Supreme Court/Appeal Court, NLNG office and Agip headquarters

Others on the militants’ radar include Chevron headquarters and Exxon Mobil, both in Lagos; the Kaduna Refinery and all military formations in Abuja, Lagos, Kaduna and Benue States.

But worried about the debilitating effects of the militants’ violent activities on oil production, the mainstay of the nation’s economy, the federal government said yesterday that it had constituted a committee to engage the militant groups who have continued to bomb oil production facilities in the Niger Delta.

The JNDLF group, in a statement yesterday, said emphatically that it was set to destroy all infrastructure built with oil money and located across Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna and Benue States.

In the statement signed by Akotebe Darikoro, Commander, General Duties; Torunanaowei Latei, Creeks Network Coordinator; Agbakakuro Owei-Tauro, Pipelines Bleeding Expert; and Pulokiri Ebiladei, Intelligence Bureau, the militants advised occupants of the targeted buildings to vacate them in their own interest.

The group said it had resolved to shut down the Nigerian Communication Satellite Orbit to avoid the effect of electronic radiation on human lives as a result of the missiles that would be used for the attacks on the buildings.

JNDLF said it would fire the missiles simultaneously at night to enable every Nigerian see their movement to make them believe the seriousness it attaches to the final breakup of Nigeria as predicted by the United States of America.

“The occupants of these buildings should, as a matter of urgency, vacate them immediately in their own interest to save their lives because our fight is not for any human blood but to destroy all the infrastructure that were built with our oil and gas monies in this country.

“We will make the federal government and oil companies to suffer as they have made the people of Niger Delta region suffer over the years from environmental degradation, and environmental pollution,” it threatened.
The militant group advised the diplomatic community to be neutral on the development, warning that adverse comments made against it would be seen as sabotage.

It assured the diplomatic community that their embassies and residences would not be affected since they were not part of its targeted areas for destruction in the country.

The group taunted the military, insisting that it would particularly embarrass the Nigerian Air Force for the recent deployment of fighter aircraft, helicopter gunship and surveillance aircraft, saying: “In this digital age, countries are talking about missile development, and they still condescend so low to their present obsolete equipment.”

The militant group warned: “We are going to destroy the ones they have deployed to Escravos, Forcados in Delta State; Bonga oil field, Agbami offshore and Brass in Bayelsa; Bony in Rivers; Qua Iboe Terminal in Akwa Ibom State, and Opuekeba in Ondo State if they fail to remove them before time. Our crack team has taken inventory of their equipment.”


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