Shell shuts Nigerian oil flow station overrun by protesters

Barsaba Taglieri
Agosto 11, 2017

The militants also announced that they will resume attacks on crude-oil facilities in the oil rich region. Signatories to the statement provided to Nigerian reporters include Niger Delta Watchdogs, Niger Delta Warriors, and Niger Delta Peoples Fighters.

The agitators also mandated the federal government to return all the oil wells given to non-indigenes of the region to them.

The group also condemned the recent meeting between some elders from the Niger-Delta and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, describing it as a plan to deceive the people.

"We wish to let the Acting President know that those he met have no capacity and can not solve the current crisis in the Niger Delta; therefore they can not represent the militants or speak for the Niger Delta people".

"We call on all agitating groups to resume attacks/bombings on all oil/gas pipelines, especially the exporting lines across the Niger Delta region from September 10, 2017".

"We totally condemn the recent meeting between PANDEF and the Acting President; we see it as another plot to deceive the Niger Delta people. First and foremost, the meeting was marred with inordinate greed of the PANDEF as they did not involve the representatives of the Agitating groups and youths leaders", it added. The coalition, in a statement signed by the leaders of the groups, on Thursday, August 10, said it was determined to declare the Republic of Niger Delta on October 1, Vanguard reports.

"We will work to interface with more patriotic and zealous Niger Delta people" to work out new collective approach that will ensure "total freedom and complete control of our resources by any means necessary".

This is the second time this year the militants are asking northerners to leave their region.

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