Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Militants blow up Shell flow station in Delta

A militant group known as Peoples Patriotic Revolutionary Force yesterday blew up the Kokori Field Station operated by Shell at Erhoike community, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.

The militant group which is an arm of the Joint Revolutionary Council (JRC) Western Division, also threatened to attack any one that crosses its way irrespective of political status.

A statement by the leader of the group, 'AKA General' Ogaga "Malcom X Odafe, called the attack "Operation Kokoma Odidimadi", saying it would not be the last from the group.

It said other impending attacks would be the final onslaught in the region and warned the people of the Niger Delta to get ready for it.

The statement directed Shell and all multinationals oil companies in the region to commence evacuation of personnel from the region.

Although no reason was given for the attack, the group vowed to continue their move to evacuate the oil companies in the region unless a Sovereign National Conference (SNC) is convened.

"We demand for the immediate convocation of the Sovereign National Conference (SNC). It is Sovereign National Conference now", it said.

Shell's Precious Okolobo could not be reached on his mobile at the time of filing this report but security agents said they were waiting for Shell's confirmation of the attack.

The Joint Task Force (JTF) spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Timothy Antigha, said they were waiting for Shell to give details on the incident.

Daily Trust

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