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Niger Delta militants hijack ship

21 July 2016, 14:24

Port Harcourt - The Concerned Militant Leaders (CML), another Niger Delta militant group on Wednesday hijacked a vessel with a Liberian flag along Bakassi Peninsula of Nigerian waterways, reports Daily Sun.

The ship was heading to the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), Bonny, Rivers State before it was seized by the group.

The group said it seized the ship as part of its grievances against the Federal Government and to cripple the economy.

Also read: Biafra separatists hijack ship, demand release of leader

Spokesperson of the CML, General Ben,said the group has all information about the ship except the crew on board the ship.

The spokesman noted that the group had not decided what to do with the vessel and crew members now, but would inform the government of their intention before Wednesday, July 27.

He ruled out any intention to dialogue with the Federal Government anywhere, unless it is around the Atlantic Ocean, which is their area of control.

He cautioned that no militant group should negotiate with the government until it addressed the agitations of the Niger Delta agitators, especially the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, which CML, in particular, is concerned about.

News24 earlier reported that militant group Niger Delta Avengers warned The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), The Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and foreigners to “leave all oil fields and terminals in the Niger Delta because it is going to be dirty very soon.

- News 24


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