Days after it attacked an oil facility in Awarra, Ohaji/Egbema, Imo state, a new militant group, Niger Delta Red Squad, has threatened to destroy oil facilities in Imo state.
The group made the threat in a statement signed by one General Don Winne, who noted that the despite year of years oil exploration, the oil producing communities have nothing to show for it.
He decried the neglect that the communities have been subjected to, saying that, “Oil companies started operation in our community since 1957, but up till date, we have nothing to show as benefit. For Imo State Government, we will make sure you make no further gains from Ohaji/Egbema.”
“Since God’s creation, neither Imo State Government nor oil companies have remembered us. We have been neglected and abandoned. No electricity. No tarred roads. No drinking water. No hospital. No youth employment or empowerment. We shall destroy everything in Imo State that was built with our oil money.”
In claiming responsibility for the destruction of an oil facility in Imo state, the group warned Waltersmith Petroleum Oil Limited of an imminent attack on its installation.
“We will let them know that the security which they claim to have is insufficient. So, they should go and hire more because we are coming to launch attack on them any moment from now.”
The group threatened to shock the government if it fails to address the situation or take them for granted.