MEND blows up another pipeline

VANGUARD Newspaper- Emma Amaize

WARRI- MOVEMENT for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta, MEND , said, today, that the militant group attacked and destroyed the Obidi pipeline, which reportedly conveys crude oil to the Warri Refinery in Delta State.

According to a statement by the group’s spokesperson, Jomo Gbomo, “On Sunday, November 21, 2010, at about 02.00hrs, fighters of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger -Delta MEND, attacked and destroyed the Obidi-Refinery trunk line.”

“This pipeline was responsible for transporting crude oil to the refinery in Warri, Delta state in the Niger Delta.

He asserted, “This attack does not mark the start of our promised campaign against the Nigerian oil industry.

This attack and similar attacks on pipelines which will take place within the next few days is a reminder to the Nigerian government of the futility of wasting the nation’s resources in combating militancy without addressing the underlying causes of agitation in the Niger Delta”.

“In our past press release, we exposed the false claims of the Nigerian military and government. Our assertions will easily be confirmed by the hostages and actions on the Nigerian government in the coming weeks.

“All militants supposedly captured by the Nigerian military will soon be driving around in the streets of the Niger Delta in expensive luxury cars.

“Jonathan will go to any length to deceive the nation and the world that he is in control of the agitation in the Niger Delta. This man is a fraud”, it said.


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