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Niger Delta Avengers Threaten to Bomb Chevron’s Lagos HQ

by on May 15, 2016
 

Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) has threatenedF to blow up Chevron’s headquarters at Lekki, Lagos if the oil giant go ahead to repair its petro­leum valve platforms in the Niger Delta blown up by the militants recently.

In an email signed by one Col. Mu­doch Agbinibo on behalf of the NDA, the group also threatened to destroy more oil facilities if the repairs are carried out at the damaged oil tanks.
It also accused Chevron of denying its host commu­nities of basic amenities like electricity, water and roads, which the firm enjoys with­out interruption in its 40 years of operation in the Ni­ger Delta.
It said it was unfortunate that Chevron and the Fed­eral Government were in connivance against the com­munities where the bulk of Nigeria’s wealth was coming from, while the communities live in squalor.
Part of the statement read: “We made it clear that no re­pair works should be done until our demands are fully met.
“Chevron has been oper­ating in the Niger Delta re­gion for over 40 years and no day has their terminals gone without electricity, while in the host communities and villages, there are no basic amenities (potable water, schools, hospitals, roads, electricity).
“They have taken sides with the Federal Govern­ment to undermine the people of the region, leaving it to rot.
“When we blew the Chev­ron Valve Platform, it re­sulted in total blackout in the Escravos Tank farm for more than three hours. If we (Niger Delta Avengers) can do it, just know that we are capable of bringing down your tank farm if you contin­ue with repair works on the blown valve platform”.
It also stated “despite mak­ing it clear we are not after innocent human lives, we might cause human casual­ties if they don’t listen to us. Be informed that if we de­cide to strike, it going to be bloody.
“The contracting firm do­ing the repair works, know that your facilities and staff will be our first casualties.
“Despite the heavy pres­ence of Military in the creeks, it will not stop us from car­rying out our operations. We are ready to destroy more pipelines, we won’t only de­stroy pipelines, but will bring the fight to your tank farm and your Headquarters in Lekki, Lagos.”
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