BY Emma Amaize
WARRI—EGBEMA for Positive Change, EPC, in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State, has appealed to Egbema Radical Change, ERC, the Ijaw group which admitted blowing up the Dibi pipeline, operated by Chevron Nigeria Limited, last week, to give government time to address their grievances.
In a statement by its president, Mr. Ebi Fetimi, the group said: “We call on Egbema sons and daughters, particularly members of the Egbema Radical Group, to allow all relevant government agencies, which the matter had been reported to, the opportunity to find an amicable solution to the complaints.
“The crisis is gradually snowballing into an uncontrollable dimension with the blow up of the Dibi pipeline, a major oil facility of Chevron. We have always advocated a peaceful resolution of the issues that led to the crisis and we shall continue to seek peaceful options at resolving the dispute.
“We have warned several times that the crisis may continue to escalate unless the Delta State Government and the leadership of the Itsekiri people in Warri North, address the fundamental question of the marginalisation of the people of Egbema-Ijaw in Warri North.”