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A new militant group in Rivers State called ‘Bayan-Men’ has for the second in less than one week attacked another oil facility belonging to the Nigeria Agip Oil Company in the Obosi area of Omoku, Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Area.
Africa Daily News, New York gathered that the attack followed the expiration of the 24-hour ultimatum the militants issued to the company to address their demands.
It was gathered that the fresh attack resulted in an explosion that shattered the serenity of the area.
The angry militants, who destroyed oil well, OB5, (Obiavu-5) in the area, accused the oil firm of failing to deal directly with the host communities insisting that they were fighting for justice for their people.
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The Commander of the Bayan-Men said the company refused to allow the people to benefit from their operations in the area, adding that the firm was neck-deep in divide and rule.
He said: ‘The only thing we want Agip to do is to deal directly with the 27 communities of Omoku, according to the Federal Government resolution.
‘We don’t want Agip to be negotiating with anybody. They should deal with the communities. If they continue like this, what we have done now is small to what we will do if they continue. They should keep us together and treat us as one. They should treat communities individually.
The federal government is yet to respond to the attacks.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK