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Agip: IPC president warns Burutu communities’ youths

NATIONAL President of Ijaw People’s Congress, Mr. Ekanpou Enewaridideke,  has cautioned youths in Labulouseigha and Oyangbene Communities of Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State not to disrupt operations of Agip oil company.

Mr. Enewaridideke in a statement, said that Agip oil company, had met all its obligations to Oyangbene and Labulouseigha communities as clearly stated in the MoU signed by the two communities before the Grangbene Deep a Project started.

He called on the youths in the two communities not to cause any form of trouble,  saying “it is only accredited representatives of Oyangbene and Labulouseigha communities,  who are signatories to the MoU that can comment on this matter, and not confused and divided youths struggling for meaningless relevance. The public should ignore them.”

Also, the Ijaw activist noted that “operation-disruption without convincingly supportive evidence is the hallmark of militancy and lawlessness. It is words and actions that qualify people as militants and anybody found in this territory is indeed an unrepentant militant that must be dealt with by the security agencies. Let the security agencies swing into action and identify the trouble-makers in Grangbene Deep a Project via investigation.”

While calling on security agencies to beef up security in the Grangbene Deep A Project, he urged members of the public to “ignore publications and utterances on the Grangbene deep A project authored by persons who are not the accredited representatives of the two communities”.

We are satisfied with the performance of Agip oil company in the ongoing Grangbene deep A project in Burutu local government area of Delta State.”


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