From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa and Paul Osuyi, Asaba
The Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force (JNDLF), has rebuffed entreaties by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) not to launch its missiles as scheduled today.
JNDLF in a statement on behalf of the Joint Revolutionary Council (JRC) signed by four of its commanders including Akitebe Darikoro, Torunanaowei Latei, Agbakakuro Owei-Tauro and Pulokiri Ebiladei, vowed to forge ahead with its test runs targeted at bringing down the nation’s strategic political and economic infrastructure. It warned occupants of major national buildings and oil companies headquarters in Lagos and Abuja to vacate the buildings as it would be hit by missiles.
The buildings include Aso Rock Villa, Abuja; headquarters of the nation’s security agencies; the National Assembly; NNPC Towers; CBN headquarters; Supreme Court; Agip headquarters in Abuja; Shell headquarters in Lagos; Chevron headquarters in Lagos; Mobil headquarters in Lagos; NLNG offices in Lagos and Abuja; Kaduna Refinery; and all military formations in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna and Benue.
The group also said it has resolved that “the Nigerian Communication Statelite Orbit should be shut down so that it will avoid the cause of electronic radiation to human lives.”
The statement noted that the motive was “to destroy all those infrastructures that were built with our oil and gas” and not to shed human blood, hence the warning for the occupants of the targeted buildings to immediately vacate.
“We will make Federal Government and oil companies to suffer as they have made the people of Niger Delta region suffer over the years from environmental degradation and environmental pollution.
“We shall fire these missiles simultaneously at night, as this will enable every Nigerian to see the movement of the missiles and equally to believe us on our seriousness to the final break-up (of Nigeria), as as predicted by the United States of America (USA)
“We equally advise the diplomatic community to be neutral on this issue as wrong comments against us will be seen as sabotage. Where they are staying presently will not be affected which is not part of our targeted areas of destruction in the country.
“We shall embarrass the self-acclaimed Nigerian Air Force with their recent deployment of fighter aircraft, helicopter gunship and surveillance aircraft when at this digital age, countries are talking about missile development, and they still condescend so low to their present obsolete equipment.”
But the group said military equipment deployed in Escravos and Forcados in Delta State; Bonga oil field, Agbami offshore and Brass in Bayelsa; Bony in Rivers; Qua Iboe Terminal in Akwa Ibom State, and Opuekeba in Ondo State would not be affected by the onslaught.
“Our crack team has taken inventory of their equipment. Even the present suffering from a rare ear disease known as Meniere’s disease by President Muhammadu Buhari will not win any sympathy to save our action against the Federal Government. The name, Nigeria, as a country will come to an end this week,” they vowed.
… Fingers JTF operatives in oil bunkering activities
The militant group further alleged that operatives of ‘OPERATION PULO SHIELD’ meant to protect oil installations in the Niger Delta were responsible for the nefarious act of oil bunkering within the region.
According to JNDLF, last week’s arrest of former JTF Commander by the EFCC over pipelines surveillance contract amounting to N8.2 billion in the region, was an eye opener to the Federal Government that the military were fully involved in illegal bunkering in the area.
“They only destroy those who could not afford their bidding and further lobby to come to the Niger Delta region because of what they are gaining from the area.
“Imagine, an Army corporal from the North could build business plaza of three storeys with several estate and other buildings including exotic cars to the detriment of the region.”
The group which urged Buhari to avoid taking advice from sycophants in the region, vowed to mow down some persons in the Niger Delta for linking former President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State to the activities of the Avengers.
… Says Tompolo is hiding in Libya
JNDLF also disclosed that ex-militant warlord, Chief Government Ekpemupolo a.k.a Tompolo was taking refuge in Libya, and vowed to smoke him out dead or alive for supporting the Federal Government against the militant group.
“We are not in any community, the military can’t locate Tompolo but we have identified where he is now. Presently, Tompolo is in Libya and we will get him dead or alive for betraying us in supporting the Federal Government against us.
“Nigerian military has weak intelligence gathering mechanism hence they could not identify our modus oparandi. Nigerian military is only good in carrying AK-47 to harass innocent people and raping young girls and women.
“If the oil companies especially Shell and Chevron spent billions of naira to only undertake repairs of damaged oil and gas pipelines in the region, when such funds were better channeled for the payments of Bonga oil spill in 2011 and Chevron gas explosion in Koluama, Bayelsa State in 2012 would have saved them from these bombing and their present predicament would have been a thing of the past.
“Since they don’t want to hear, we will continue to break the pipelines until they do the needful for our old parents at home because that is the only language the companies and Gederal Government hear in the country from the region,” it stated.