Nigeria is in troubled, I pity our security agents who are made to take heat for politicians failure. The incident at the Port Harcourt refinery is no accident, according to the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, a deadly Niger Delta militant group, it is their handiwork and they are going to bomb more facilities.
This one is economic Boko Haram. MEND has taken responsibility for Sunday’s sabotage attack on pipelines of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) refinery in Okrika, Rivers State.
In a statement released on Monday, MEND said:
“This facility was infiltrated by a few of our fighters with the aid of our internal agents within the NNPC contrary to speculations that the sabotage was carried out by ‘pipeline vandals and oil thieves’, which is a very convenient phrase used in shielding the truth from the public.”
The deadly militant group added that if thorough investigations are carried out, government will discover that the bomb fragments from the blast are the same in the Warri Refinery explosion of October 22, 2013.
MEND further warned: “We will persist with our attacks on the Nigerian oil industry due to the inaction of President Goodluck Jonathan who continues to rely on an unsustainable and fraudulent Niger Delta Amnesty programme which is only a guise to line the pockets of Goodluck Jonathan, his wife Patience, Jonathans cronies and members of the Amnesty Committee whose sudden wealth remains unchallenged by the Nigerian media.”
It reiterated that the entire Amnesty process is a fraud on the people of Nigeria who are being promised peace in the Niger Delta, in the absence of justice, adding that ‘Hurricane Exodus’ is still on course.