Militants strike Chevron again, demand EPZ, Maritime University projects to be completed as condition for ceasefire

The militants in the Niger Delta have shunned the peace moves by the Federal Government, with the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) bombing another facility belonging to Chevron in Warri, Delta State.

 Apart from the attack, another militant group, Ultimate Warriors of Niger Delta, has also vowed to fight on giving new conditions to the federal government on how they can embrace peace.

In the attack, the NDA struck RMP 20 Well at Didi, in Egbema, Warri North Local Government Area of the state.

The attack was said to have caused major disruption in production of crude oil, which was said to have dipped from 2.2mbpd in the past few weeks.

 The NDA, wich claimed responsibility for the attack in a tweet said, “At 1:00a.m today, the @NDAvengers blew up Well RMP belonging to Chevron, located 20 metres away from Dibi flow station in Warri North LGA.”

“This is to the general public: We’re not negotiating with any committee. If the federal government is discussing with any group, they are doing that on their own.”

The Ultimate Warriors of Niger Delta demanded that the federal government awards 60 per cent of oil blocks to the indigenes of Niger Delta as the only condition for ceasefire.

In a statement, the spokesman, Sibiri Taiowoh, also said the attack on oil facilities will continue until the $16 billion Export Processing Zone(EPZ) and Federal Maritime University projects awarded by the last administration are completed and working.

The federal government has on Monday opted for dialogue with the militants instead of full military operation against the militants.

The federal government had also set up negotiation committee headed by the National Security Adviser (NSA) Babagana Munguno.
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