In a bid to put a stop to the degradation of their environment, a coalition of Niger Delta militants threatened to start attacking expatriates, directors of oil companies, key staff, oil installations, and offices.
Daily Post reports that the coalition reached this decision at the end of a meeting on Thursday, June 1, and released a statement to that effect.
The statement read in part: “We want to sound this warning to all the multinational oil and gas companies, including servicing and marine/shipping companies operating in Niger Delta water territories that, henceforth, we have changed our mode/scope of operation.
“We will not attack oil pipelines again, but will rather go after expatriates, oil company directors/key staff, their platforms/barges, and their estates and offices across the region, even filling stations.”
The groups which make up this coalition are Bakassi Freedom Fighters, Niger Delta Volunteers, Niger Delta Peoples Fighters, Niger Delta Warriors and Niger Delta Watchdogs.
The coalition also called on other militant groups to join in their campaign and bring an end to environmental degradation in the Niger Delta region.