Abuja - The radical Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has issued a fresh warning it will resume attacks oil facilities in the country next month.
In a statement, the MEND media coordinator Jomo Gbomo, mentioned the Chevron Tank Farm in Escravos as its first target of the renewed onslaught.
“We use this medium to advise workers at the Chevron Tank Farm in Escravos to evacuate the premises as mortar attacks are imminent on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 from 00:01 hrs Nigerian time,” Gbomo stated.
Gbomo He said the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is so far satisfied with the steady destructive progress of ‘Hurricane Exodus’ which has reduced Nigeria’s oil output significantly through MEND’s sustained sabotage of pipelines.
He added, “We will also continue to turn a blind eye to the crude oil merchants passing through our territories because their activities, apart from toll paid us, is helping to achieve our objectives of zero oil output by 2015.”
MEND is one of the largest militant groups in the Niger Delta.
The organization claims to expose exploitation and oppression of the people of the Niger Delta and devastation of the natural environment by public-private partnerships between the Federal Government of Nigeria and corporation involved in the production of oil in the region.
Scores of people have been killed and infrastructure has been destroyed during attacks by MEND since 2004.
– CAJ News