The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM) is laying claim to the bombing of an oil pipeline belonging to the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) and Shoreline Energy International on late Friday 14 October 2016 – less than 24 hours after the group destroyed another oil pipeline in Ughelli, Delta State. The latest attack cut the crude supply between Oviri and Otor facilities of the two companies in Delta State.
The group’s spokesman, Aldo Agbalaja said in a statement:
“In further execution of the OPERATION HAMMURABI CODE, the Akuma Strike Team, at about 2300hour of Friday, October 14, 2016, bombed the Oviri-Ogor Delivery line to the QCC in Ughelli. This is a message to, not just SHORELINE and NPDC, the cooperators of this facility, but to all of you who own facilities in the upland area of our land and are still believing in the arms of flesh.
“This shall be the state of affairs until all of you adjust to taking our land and the lives of our people seriously. The Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate is not kidding with anybody and anybody should not think this is just one of those coming around to beg for a morsel of bread. Start a real and genuine engagement of real grassroots leaders from the region, not the divide-and-rule pattern, and this campaign shall cease.
“We, however, want to serve a warning to the Nigerian armed forces, don’t want to use this to start going after innocent community people. If you come in contact with us, it will not be a case of arrest, but a test of arms strength; such an encounter will undoubtedly result to a fight, so be warned.”