Militants group mocks Nigerian military, claims responsibility for fresh pipeline attack

A militant group known as the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM) has blown up a pipeline operated by the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) in the Ughelli area of Delta state.

Spokesman of the group, Aldo Agbalaja, disclosed this in a statement, saying the NDGJM “strike force” was responsible for the incident, which occurred on Sunday.

Describing the Nigeria military’s operations in the area as a waste of time, Agbalaja said his group was determined to blow up the Afiesere-Ekiugbo delivery line.

“The Opudo strike force, at about 11:30 pm on Sunday, September 18, 2016, struck the Afiesere – Ekiugbo delivery line in Ughelli, operated by NPDC/Shoreline,” he said in a statement.

“The Operation Crocodile Tears is not slowing down, but determined to achieve target. Until the federal government takes the proper steps, this song will continue to play.

“This is to once again emphasise our earlier revelation that the so-called Operation Crocodile Smile is nothing but a scam: some jumbled job, sewn together to retire some recently embezzled military budget.

“This is to you, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, let you crocodile continue to smile, your time of reckoning is at hand; probably by the time the smiling crocodile finally sinks, you will see its tears and blood.

“Under your nose, the very task of guarding oil assets (which we consider a waste of time, resources and a failure of priorities) will fail because you are both insincere and incompetent. We’re just starting.

“The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate is just starting. You are yet to see what we are about. By the time the alpha operations are initiated, you will need more than these fighter jets to keep your troops safe in any part of the Niger Delta.”

 



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