Delta: MOVEMENT claims responsibility for houseboat explosion in Dibi, fire at major line connecting Dibi Field to Olero flow station

An undercover group by the name The Niger Delta Liberation Movement, NDLM (Also known as MOVEMENT) has


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Delta: MOVEMENT claims responsibility for houseboat  explosion in Dibi, fire at major line connecting Dibi Field to Olero flow station


An undercover group by the name The Niger Delta Liberation Movement, NDLM (Also known as MOVEMENT) has claimed responsibility for a houseboat explosion that allegedly occurred in Dibi on Sunday as well as the fire that purportedly occured on Wednesday, at a major line connecting Dibi Field to the Olero flow station (both facilities of Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL) in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State.                                    

 

The group in an electronic statement sent to Fresh Angle International late last night (Thursday June 6) noted that the incidents of Sunday and Wednesday, were warning strikes, vowing to execute " more serious actions" if the " warning strikes are ignored."                  

 

The incidents occurred three weeks after the expiration of the seven-day ultimatum given to the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) and its joint venture partners, including Chevron Nigeria Limited, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Heritage Oil, and Conoil.                                   

 

Recall that the warning was issued on May 5, 2024, as reported by This Soaring International Tabloid.                  

 

The NDLM in the said date and publication, warned of consequences if the perceived marginalization and neglect of host communities in the Niger Delta region, particularly in the Warri area, were not addressed.

 

Secretary of the Niger Delta Liberation Movement, Mr. Emmanuel Tagbanaraewumi, was credited for issuing the group's warning last night.                

 

He stated: "In line with our warning and the seven-day ultimatum that expired on May 12, we (MOVEMENT) take full responsibility for both the houseboat explosion in Dibi on Sunday, June 2, around 2:00 am Nigeria time, and the fire disaster in the major line connecting the Dibi field to the Olero flow station, that occurred on Wednesday, May 5, 2024, between 10:00 am to 10:00 am."

 

He added: "Due to the lack of action and disregard for our earlier ultimatum, and the failure to address the issues raised, these strikes are inevitable and serve as a warning to NNPCL and its joint venture partners. It is no longer business as usual in treating the host communities to oil and gas facilities in Warri with a lack of attention, treating us as second-class citizens, implementing divisive and exploitative (modern slavery) policies, and more."

 

The group's scribe, stressed: "Our demands remain the same, and our stance on the marginalization and neglect of the host communities in the Niger Delta region, particularly in Warri, has not changed.

 

Therefore, these recent strikes, along with the incident at Chevron's RMT 14 Dibi Field Facility on July 11, 2023, are just the beginning of what is to come if NNPCL and its joint venture partners do not reconsider their approach and comply with our demands."


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