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Militants strike Chevron again, demand EPZ, Maritime University projects to be completed as condition for ceasefire

The militants in the Niger Delta have shunned the peace
moves by the Federal Government, with the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) bombing
another facility belonging to Chevron in Warri, Delta State.

 Apart from the
attack, another militant group, Ultimate Warriors of Niger Delta, has also
vowed to fight on giving new conditions to the federal government on how they
can embrace peace.
In the attack, the NDA struck RMP 20 Well at Didi, in Egbema,
Warri North Local Government Area of the state.
The attack was said to have caused major disruption in
production of crude oil, which was said to have dipped from 2.2mbpd in the past
few weeks.
 The NDA, wich claimed
responsibility for the attack in a tweet said, “At 1:00a.m today, the
@NDAvengers blew up Well RMP belonging to Chevron, located 20 metres away from
Dibi flow station in Warri North LGA.”
“This is to the general public: We’re not negotiating with
any committee. If the federal government is discussing with any group, they are
doing that on their own.”
The Ultimate Warriors of Niger Delta demanded that the
federal government awards 60 per cent of oil blocks to the indigenes of Niger
Delta as the only condition for ceasefire.
In a statement, the spokesman, Sibiri Taiowoh, also said
the attack on oil facilities will continue until the $16 billion Export
Processing Zone(EPZ) and Federal Maritime University projects awarded by the
last administration are completed and working.
The federal government has on Monday opted for dialogue
with the militants instead of full military operation against the militants.

The federal government had also set up negotiation
committee headed by the National Security Adviser (NSA) Babagana Munguno.

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