Monday, 27 June 2016

Another new militant group gives FG conditions to end hostilities

Another new militant group gives FG conditions to end hostilities

Another new militant group gives FG conditions to end hostilitiesAdaka Boro Avengers, a new militant group in the Niger Delta, has given conditions that must be met by the Federal Government for it to end hostilities in the region.
Among their conditions are immediate review of the revenue sharing formula that will give oil producing communities 60 percent of the accruing revenue, while the Federal Government retains 40 percent.
The militants also demanded the creation of Esenabe State in honour of the late Major Isaac Adaka Boro, the implementation of the 2014 National Conference report, and immediate commencement of academic activities at the Maritime University, Okerenkoko in Delta State.
They also demanded the immediate commencement of the clean-up of Ogoniland and all other communities in the Niger Delta that have been polluted due to oil exploration and exploitation, and compensation also paid to the affected communities.
The militants demanded proper funding of the Amnesty Programme and full agreements signed by the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.
In a statement signed by General Goddey on behalf of the group, it condemned what it called “control over our oil wellheads” by “some people from the North and West, who do not have oil”, noting that “henceforth the oil wellheads have to be controlled by the oil producing communities in the Niger Delta.”
As at May 2016, Nigeria’s oil production had dropped to 1.65 million barrels a day, the lowest output in 22 years, as a result of resurgence of militant activities in the Niger Delta region.
Production began sliding in February when the Niger Delta Avengers claimed an attack on an underwater pipeline that forced Shell to shut down its Forcados export terminal. That singular action knocked off at least 250,000 bpd.

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