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Militants Blow Up Second Agip Facility In 48hrs

A new militant group known as ‘Bayan-Men’ has attacked another oil facility belonging to the Nigerian Agip Oil Company in the Obosi area of Omoku, Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.

This is coming after the group gave the company 24 hours to address demands of its host communities.

The militants had accused Agip of refusing to allow residents benefit from their operations in the Niger Delta region.

It was gathered that the fresh attack resulted in an explosion that shattered the serenity of the area.

Leader of the Bayan-Men, simply identified as “General”, had while claiming responsibility for the first attack, 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. What we have done now is small to what we will do if they continue.

“They should not keep us together and treat us as one. They should treat communities individually.

“We are not joking. We are not interested in killing anybody. Our interest is that they must do the right thing, else, we will keep blowing up their facilities. We are giving them 24 hours to start the process of doing the right thing.”

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