The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDJM) has bombed a major pipeline belonging to the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company. The attack was carried out on Thursday, September 29 on a delivery line in Delta State.
In a statement released by the militant group by its self-styled Gen Aldo Agbalaja, the group said the attack was a warning to soldiers in the region to desist from their Operation Crocodile Smile operation.
“As a mark of our commitment to a just course and to prove to the wicked and ungrateful multinational oil companies and their Nigerian military allies, who have been forcefully taking our natural endowment, without any visible returns, that we own our lands, the Opudo Strike Team of the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, at about 01. 00 hour today , 29th Sept 2016, bombed the Unenurhie-Evwreni delivery line in ughelli south/north respectively operated by NPDC.”
“We want to assure the oil multinational companies that we are determined to end their operations in our lands and this we shall if they fail to show the will to change their relationship with our people and their operational attitude in our lands. “For the avoidance of doubts, we want to say here, categorically, that no amount of military protection/presence can stop this whirlpool, no amount of shoddily arranged military operation can quell the will of our gallant army.” the group said.
“The same way their Operation Crocodile Smile was sunken by our Operation Crocodile Tears is how all their schemes against our land and people will continue to be defeated.”
“like we have said, this will only stop when you turn a new leaf, adopt a sincere attitude, give back to our people what naturally should be theirs, advise the government rightly, stop thinking there’s an army to protect you from justice, do these and all that you know are good. If you do these, be assured to have a good relationship with our people and real protection for your personnel and assets across our lands.” A few weeks ago, the group said that the Buhari-led administration cannot be trusted and that it would not join in the ceasefire declared by other militant groups in the Niger Delta. NDGJM said its unwillingness to lay down arms is owing the alleged insincerity of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government.