The Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders (NDRC) have threatened to resume attacks on oil facilities in the Southsouth over the recently passed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).
Naija News reports that the National Assembly had recently allocated 3% to the Niger Delta region in the PIB as against the 5% the region had advocated for.
Reacting in a statement, the spokesperson of the militant group, WO 1 Izon-Ebi, slammed lawmakers for passing the unfavorable allocation.
According to him, NDRC commanders have returned to the creeks of the Niger Delta, in preparation to strike.
The statement titled, ‘We Will Defend Our God Given Resources’, said: “We will fight until obnoxious sections in the PIB are reviewed by the National Assembly, commanders have returned to the creeks of the Niger Delta region waiting to strike.
“For 56 years, the region has suffered desecration of its sacred places like worship centres, lands, streams, lakes and severe environmental degradation without remediation.
“While the government and people of Zamfara State are allowed to control 100 percent of their gold resource (fiscal federalism applying in Zamfara State), what the people of the Niger Delta region could get from their own natural resource is a paltry three percent for host communities and in contrast, a whopping 30 percent for exploration of frontier basins.
“We will defend our resources and protect our region from further mindless pillage of our God given resources.”
Source: Naija News