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Call Agip to order, ex-militant urges Jonathan

By Emma Arubi

WARRI—EX-MILITANT leader, Oyimi One, has appealed to Acting President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently prevail on the Nigerian Agip Oil Company operating in the Grangbene Deep “A” project in Burutu, Delta State, to enter into a meaningful negotiation with the right people in Labobulouseigha community or face the wrath of former militants,.

Oyimi One, who noted that the company was dealing with just two persons in the entire community to the detriment of others, warned that they would be forced to return to the creeks if Agip does not desist from further subjecting him and the entire community to undue neglect while operating unhindered in their land in collaboration with a few persons.

He expressed regrets that since the company commenced operations in the area in 2009, he and his boys have not been accorded any recognition, in spite of maintaining the peace and ensuring a conducive working environment for its operations.

The ex-militant leader warned that the action was likely to generate another crisis in the region if not properly managed, stressing that he was no longer prepared to fold his arms and allow the benefits due his community fritter away.

His words:  “Agip should not instigate me to move back to the creeks to take up arms again. It will be disastrous.

“I will act a film for them to watch if proper measure is not taken. I am issuing this threat to Agip not to do anything that will jeopardise the prevailing peace in the Niger Delta.”

The ex-militant leader  lamented the action of Beks-Kimse Nigeria Limited who, according to him, Agip had been hiding under to perpetrate injustice against his people and warned that intimidating them with the JTF would only continue to worsen matters.

He said they were ready to confront Agip if their appeals fell on deaf ears.


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