Nigerians react to militants threat to destroy more facilities
Great controversy has been stirred all over social media, following
reports that Militants in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria have
asked residents around major oil and gas facilities across the
region to evacuate with immediate effect, in order not to end up
as casualties of militancy.
Nigerians have reacted to the troubling report, below are the
varied views on the issue which is stirring great rift all over social
Young Josiah who took things a bit tribal, said: “An army known as
the Niger-delta Avengers shot down another of the two Nigerian
Air force fighting jet today. The six of the jets that went on
attacking mission today to bomb the creeks were met with strong
fire power from the Niger-Delta freedom fighters.
We must ask ourselves this question why is it that while the process
of dialogue and negotiation is been initiated, the draconian
Nigerian state with is instruments of oppression and internal
slavery attacked the creeks with high vehemence only for the ever
alert and formidable fighting machineries of the Niger-Delta to
shoot down two of their oppressing instruments known as their
alpha jet fighting air planes.
The Avengers warned “The Yoruba people of Nigeria is cautioned “I
repeat again, the people and elite of Oduduwa Republic must
inevitably stay out of this war and be prepared to declare an
Oduduwa Republic. God has given the Yoruba people natural
resources and capable human resources to survival and
progressively developed as a people and a nation within their own
This current war to keep Nigeria one by force and death is a
draconian agenda of the core-north and the caliphate, which they
cannot and will never win. Nigeria has broken up already. Be
prepared for the last stage of its demise.
I am warning all the Yoruba now, who still feel there is a hope
somehow in Nigeria when such is illusory and do not exist” .
Esther Omorere said: “Pls ask Buhari about Ogoni cleanup. Another
scam !you milk Niger Delta yet leave the place in a sorry state wre
other means of lively hood is impossible.
N.delta has one of the worse power conditions despite its great
resources used in developing almighty Nigeria, road ? Education?
Just no encouraging means of growth,and you still expect us to
continue suffering and smiling with the slogan ‘e go better’ . This
change only you and me and effect even if it means fighting for
Zulu Donatus was of the opinion that “Destruction of facilities may
cause catastrophe and it may lead to so many unwanted situations
in Nigeria . Guys take things easy and embrace dialogue. The only
problem that remains is that Buhari’s govt is till one sided and it
In what seem like a reply to Donatus’ assertion, Betral Smart said:
“How can a sincere govt call for dialogue in a region and at the
same time launche a military operation in the same region?
FG called for dialogue with the avengers, this call made the
avenger to cease fire awaiting the dialogue with FG,,,,, instead of
FG to dialogue with them as planned, they foolishly start their
offences “operation crocodile smile” which shows that they(FG)
prefers war to their initial call for dialogue,,,,, that is calling for
dialogue and at thesame time calling for war.
U don’t dialogue with military offences .,, Now cease fire is
over,,,.,I don’t think the militants will ever trust the FG’s call for
Oyakunle Oluwatosin Olatayo said: “War is knocking Nigeria’s door
but Idnt pray for it. If separation can settle this case,please let
us sit and discuss on it.
I dnt pray for slain liberty but peaceful one. Also,it not by force
to live together for life. Nigeria case is like weed and seed, we
need to separate it.
Yoruba, Hausa and Igbo must have their own nation,we are not
friend but our cankerworm politicians are forcing us to live
together because of their own interest.
Stephen Zion Echeruo said: “War is on the way. like seriously…! so
Let all of us prepare our minds to end this country once and for
all. let make sure we all die, so there ll be nothing like Nigeria
anymore. coz ever since they created the country… we have been
at war against each other. Let’s end everything.”
Joseph Philips said: “Buhari should think twice because as I see this
is going, he can’t win this war, unless he wants quick unexpected
breakup, why cnt govt listen to the people they are ruling, dialogue
remains the option.
Israel Hybrid David said: “Bombing oil facilities to me is a cowardly
silly act if they av what it takes to face the army or fed govt they
should go all out n fight or throw their bombs at PMB’s Aso villa,
abeg leave we oil pipelines o!” he lamented.
Baba Frank said: “Today they are laying down arms tomorrow they
will not surrender. The army should move quickly to end this
Meanwhile, state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corp
(NNPC)said on Sunday that security challenges in the oil producing
Niger Delta region, where production facilities have been hit by
militants, could cripple the company and the Nigerian economy, if
the unrest is not urgently checked.
“If the current situation [in the delta] remains unchecked, it could
lead to the crippling of the Corporation and the nation’s oil and
gas sector, the mainstay of the Nigerian economy,” NNPC said in a
Nigeria has already slipped into a recession, as its oil output
slumped to 1.69 million b/d in the second quarter of this year due
to renewed militancy in the Niger Delta, according to data released
August 31 by the National Bureau of Statistics.
“Insecurity is threatening production and damaging the Niger
Delta environment. There is the urgent need for government and
security agencies to refocus as well as engage the various host
communities … toward finding a lasting solution to the present
unrest,” NNPC said.
NNPC, which manages government interest in joint venture oil
businesses with foreign companies, recorded a deficit of Naira
26.51 billion ($84 million) in June due to attacks on oil pipelines,
S&P Global Platts previously reported.
The corporation continues to struggle to provide the required cash
calls to fund joint venture oil projects, and is indebted to its
foreign partners to the tune of over $6 billion.
The militant group Niger Delta Avengers, responsible for most of
the attacks on the oil facilities said early this month that it was
observing a ceasefire to allow for negotiations with the
government. But other splinter militant groups in the region
continued to carry out intermittent attacks on the facilities.