According to reports, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, NDGJM, yesterday said it has attacked a crude oil delivery line that supplies product to the Ughelli Quality Control Center.
The group also launched its “Operation Hammurabi Code” named after a former King of Babylonia (1792-1750bc) in mockery of the “Operation Crocodile Smile, after the Nigeria Army.
Though the incident could not be confirmed as at the time of this report, NDGJM in a statement by its spokesperson, ‘Gen’ Aldo Agbalaja, said: “At about 2100hours of Thursday, October 13, 2016, the Akuma Strike Team of the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate brought down the Iwhremaro to the Ughelli Quality Control Centre (QCC) delivery line to signal the commencement of the Operation Hammurabi Code.”
The QCC which is being operated by the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, plays host to four crude oil tank farms, receives products from six oil fields within the Oil Mining Lease 30 and supplies crude oil and gas to the Forcados Terminal, Warri and Kaduna refineries.
Giving details of its Operation Hammurabi Code, Agbalaja said: “We have been patient and reasonable all along; hence our choice to restrict our activities to mild operations that were not aimed at causing critical damages, but it has now become crystal clear that we are dealing with devious and incorrigible people.
“Therefore, we serve this as a notice to the Nigerian government and its conniving multinationals that the Operation Hammurabi Code has been initiated, henceforth, it shall be an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Now you shall know what uprooting of your cherished assets means. It starts from now on, there is no longer going to be warnings or special consideration for anybody.”
Threatens to take lives
Accusing the federal government of divide and rule, the group said: “We have observed that the leopard of the oil company is incapable of changing its skin; ever deceiving, ever conniving. Your ‘divide-and-rule’ gimmick will fail here as we will not stay idle in the face of your lies.
“For every lie you introduce, you will lose a major asset and if need be, you will lose personnel. We have said it once and we shall repeat it here now; the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate will not call this campaign off in secret, when we see reason to do so and we decide to do so, we shall reach the world publicly through this same channel, from where we took off.