22 November 2011
THERE was security alert in the Niger Delta, on Monday, following a threat by a group of ex-militants to bomb oil facilities in the region in response to the Federal Government’s alleged failure to address some issues that border on their welfare.
Heavily armed security agents posted to oil facilities were positioned to ward off any attack, especially in Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta states.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the group, Operation Freedom in the Niger Delta, had concluded plans to bomb oil installations belonging to multinational companies in the region any moment from now, a development that leaked to security agents.
It was gathered that members of the group were agitating for inclusion in the amnesty programme, but because the Federal Government had refused to accommodate them, they resolved to bomb the oil facilities to press their case.