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New militant group threatens to ground Nigeria’s oil production

17 July 2016, 14:45

Port Harcourt -One of the militant groups that have emerged since renewed militancy in the Niger Delta began, the Ultimate Warriors of Niger Delta on Saturday threatened to ground Nigeria's oil production 

The group said it had nothing to lose if oil production is disrupted in Nigeria.

The militant group, considered as an affiliate of the rampaging Niger Delta Avengers, described the alleged double speak of the Federal Government on dialogue with the people of the region as worrisome and inciting.

In a statement it issued, the militant group said the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta should stop parading itself as leader of militant groups in the region.

The group said, “We have said it before that we have nothing to lose on the bombing of oil pipelines because our mission is to ground the oil economy if our demands are not met. We have said we are doing what we are doing to prod the government to renegotiate the control of our oil resources and other related matters.

“We have watched with chagrin the recent utterance by the President (Muhammadu Buhari) and the Vice President (Yemi Osinbajo) and all we are see in them are double standard and lips service to the demand of the groups as its concerns the Niger Delta question and that is why all of our units and affiliates have not fully heeded to our ceasefire.

Today, the President will say something, tomorrow his deputy and some of their dishonest and selfish lieutenants will contradict him and that only show how confused and unserious the government is about the problems and how to deal with them,” the militants stated.

- News 24


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