A militant group which prides itself as Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, NDGJM, has threatened to bring down the Refinery in Eleme, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, as well as the Warri Refinery.
The group said it is unhappy with the way President Buhari led government handle negotiations in the region.
They equally vowed to bring down the Utorogun gas plant in Otu-Jeremi in Ughelli South Local Government Area, Delta State in few days should the federal government fail to listen to them.
In a statement by its Spokesman, self-styled Gen. Aldo Agbalaja, he declared that “The Federal government and the oil multinational companies have been making a very grave mistake by equating the interest of the Ijaw people as that of all the tribes of the region. Indeed, this is a mistake that is about to take a more devastating toll than has ever been seen or experienced in the history of Nigeria.
“Any moment from now, we shall be making a loud statement which we believe should be loud enough for all to see and take seriously and then afterwards state our demands.
“Finally, we are asking all the oil multinationals still in the upland of our region; AGIP, TOTAL, SHELL, MOBIL, SHORELINES, NECONDE, E.D WESTERN, SEPLAT and others to commence the evacuation of their personnel from the region, especially in the Ogba/Egi axis of Rivers state, Urhobo/Isoko/Ndokwa axis of Delta state and other upland oil producing areas, within the next 48 hours.
“We also want to bring it to the attention of the federal government and the NNPC that the refineries in Warri (Urhobo land) and Port Harcourt (Eleme) and the gas plant in Otorogun will all come down in few days from now.
“We just hope that the Nigerian government will continue ignoring us so that we can perfect what those in the riverine area started.”