One of the militant groups operating in the oil-rich region, Niger Delta Justice Defence Group (NDJDG) has explained why they launched the operation “Crocodile Tears.”
In a statement exclusively made available for Adelove News and signed by the general commander of the group, the militants threatened to continue their attacks until Muhammadu Buhari-led government would not begin to shed crocodile tears.
The group said: “We launched our Operation Crocodile Tears at exactly 10pm last night by blowing up oil pipelines/installations at Kporghor Community in Tai local government area of Rivers state.
“This is in continuation of our struggle against the Nigerian government led by the former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari for the continuous marginalisation of the Niger Delta people.
“It is true that the Nigerian economy is currently in recession, we shall continue our offensive against the federal government’s properties, oil installations until the Muhamadu Buhari led FG will begin to shed CROCODILE TEARS, if our demands are not urgently met.”
The militants earlier announced five demands to the administration of President Buhari.
The group asked to be allowed to control the oil output in the Niger Delta area and to celebrate activists who died during the struggle for better life for the oil-rich region among others.
The attacks are partially responsible for a decrease in Nigeria’s oil production of 800,000 barrels per day and the country’s recession.