BREAKING: Militant group blows up pipeline, rejects N’Delta meeting with Buhari
Labels: Niger Delta
In a statement by its spokesman, Aldo Agbalaja, the group claimed responsibility for the attack on the pipeline owned by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company.
The attack on the 32-inch pipeline was carried out at about 11:30pm.
It threatened to attack more pipelines in the area if the Federal Government holds a meeting with the Edwin Clark-led Niger Delta delegation.
“We are reiterating our unflinching belief that the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, being coordinated by E.K Clark, is a job and therefore can never get our support. Like we said before now, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate is not opposed to a genuine dialogue between the Federal Government and the real representatives of the various ethnic groups of our region.”
The separatist group said it would bring up a list of people who are genuine to the cause of the Niger Delta and can represent the region at the meeting.