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Militants Attack Rivers, Blow Up Bera Oil Pipeline

The Niger Delta Justice Defence Group (NDJDG) claimed it has attacked oil pipelines in Bera, Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State. The group claimed the attack on the facility occurred in the early hours of Thursday, August 4.

The group revealed about this in a statement made available to reporters. The militants said that their action is in continuation of their warning to the Federal Government and President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately look into their demands and attend to them.

The statement reads: “We are responsible for the vandalisation of oil pipelines in Bera, Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State last night, by 1.30am.

“Previously we blew up pipelines in Gio-Tai L.G.A and B-Dere in Gokana L.G.A and issued warning to oil companies to vacate our region and suspend all oil explorations in the region until our demands are met.

“Till now, the FG is still playing politics with the Ogoni cleanup while the people continue to suffer every day from environmental degradation. We will continue our actions until the welfare and plight of our people are given utmost attention by the Muhamadu Buhari led FG.

“This time around we shall spread our tentacles and expand the scope of our operation to Onne Wharf in Rivers state and other parts of the country.”

The NDJDG earlier listed five demands to the government of President Buhari. The militants asked to be allowed to control the oil output in the region and to immortalise activists who died during the struggle for better life for the Niger Delta region among others.

Earlier August 4, the Niger Delta Avengers, challenged the Nigerian army to share the photos of the killed militants. The Avengers claimed that the Federal Government cannot intimidate them.

The goup, Niger Delta Avengers, on Friday, announced a new twitter account for the group.

A statement issued by the group’s spokesman, Mudoch Agbinibo, said, “We officially saying that @agbiniboND is our new official twitter account handle. Twitter can block or suspend our account but they can’t stop or block our struggle”

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