A militant group called the Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders (NDRC) says it would commence fresh attacks on oil facilities on September 1.
The militant group made this known in a statement on Sunday by its spokesperson Izon Ebi.
NDRC said after the statement of acting President Yemi Osinbajo, during his tour of the Niger Delta, nothing was on ground to show sincerity by the government.
”Our grievance is borne out of the insincerity of Nigeria’s past and current leaders who after using out wealth and resources to build both Lagos and Abuja and even stealing for themselves and their unborn children, decided to bequeath a degraded environment to us and our children,” the group said.
It noted that the agitators had resolved to use all necessary means to take back their heritage by stopping all oil and gas exploration and exportation in Niger Delta come September 1, 2017.
”Our elders and distinguished personalities of PANDEF have tried in their advocacy. We realize that the balancing act of being elder statesmen and resource control advocates can be a very touchy act. That is why our goal is in consonance with the vision of Niger Delta’s emerging youth leaders in the clamour for resource control.
”The Nigerian nation should be grateful to PANDEF and most especially the acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who was so sincere in trying to do things in line with the best global practices of this 21st century, but the Nigerian elite and state, who feed fat on the resources of the Niger Delta do not care about the plight of the Niger Delta people,” the group said.