The Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators has restated that it will renew its attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta region on September 10.
The group added that the quit notice it issued to the Hausa and Yorubas residing in the Niger Delta region has not been withdrawn.
“Our intelligence department has given us the list of the oil wells owned by the northerners. The northerners have over 90 percent of the oil wells and Yoruba have about seven percent, while Igbo have about two percent and the Niger Delta people do not have up to one percent of the oil wells.
“We are not talking only about the notice to quit; we are also talking about the Niger Delta Republic. We have seen that the Federal Government is not serious about the Niger Delta issue. Let me make a point here; the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), is on strike and the government has setup a committee to engage in dialogue with ASUU.
“This has never happened in the case of the Niger Delta; the Federal Government has never inaugurated a committee to handle the Niger Delta issue. The only language the Federal Government seems to understand is violence. September 10 is the day we will resume attacks (on oil installations). By September 10, which is on Sunday, over 5000 members of the Niger Delta Coalition of Agitators will shut down no less than 20 platforms.
John Duku, the Leader of the Niger Delta Agitators, added that “We have not given anybody any mandate to withdraw the notice to quit we issued. On the group (PNDPC) talked about, we have said we are not working with this set of old people again. The composition of that group is not different from that of PANDEF.
“Already, we are talking with leaders of ethnic nationalities and if at the end, we reach a conclusion, we will make it public. Nobody will withdraw the notice on our behalf – we will do that. The fact is that those that announced the withdrawal of the notice are not the ones that issued it. We don’t know them.”