Looks like militancy is fast becoming Yet another militant group has emerged, and this time from the Eastern part of the country. The group from Imo state known as Niger Delta Red Squad (NDRS) is threatening to destroy government facilities and oil installations in the state.

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The group has almost the same motive as the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) to zero the economy of Nigeria, especially in their area. They also told the Government of Imo State that they would make sure that they do not benefit from the proceeds of any of their resources.

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NDRS’s spokesman, General Don Wannie, reportedly said that the rate of poverty in the state is alarming as some of the communities that produce oil live in penury.

“Oil companies started operation in our community since 1957, but up till date, we have nothing to show as a 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

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“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 an attack on them any moment from now.” Wannie said

To prove that they are serious about their agenda, the new group claimed responsibility for the attack on a Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) facility in Awarra-Ohaji/Egbema local council area of Imo State.

 

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