By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Fresh crisis in the# ENDSARS protests is currently brewing following fresh demands from the Niger Delta Militants groups who at the weekend resolved to commence pipeline destruction if their demands are not met as a way forward to the ongoing# ENDSARS protests in Nigeria.
The leader of the militants under the auspices of reformed Niger Delta Avengers”, RNDA, self styled” Major General, Johnmark Ezonebi in an electronic mail statement, said that the coalition had communicated to multinational oil companies to evacuate their staff to avoid any causality, warning that failure might portend terrible situation that will be worse than# ENDSARS protests in Nigeria
Part of the groups’ statement reads; “In support of the existing demands that could stop the mayhem on foreign oil multinationals, oil and gas infrastructures and Joint military Taskforce involved in the operation crocodile smile in the region, We have vowed to take the destiny of our region into our hands and kick start the occupation of all the major oil wells and the platforms, we will also bring down all major crude oil production pipelines to zero”
First on the demands of the RNDA, include: Urgent release of the N98billion gas flare penalty funds to the host communities of the Niger Delta which are funds domiciled in the Federation Accounts through the Central Bank of Nigeria, ( CBN) by the international oil companies, IOCs as payment to compensate the communities being affected in the creeks of the Niger Delta due to their environmental pollutions and environmental hazards caused by multinational oil companies.