Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Militants Attack Orient Oil & Gas Facilities In Anambra
Orient Oil & Gas Facilities in Aguleri, Anambra
East LG of Anambra State were under attack on
March 3, 2014, Monday. The attacks on Orient
Oil have reportedly destroyed most of the plants'
heavy equipment. Staff quarters were also burnt
by the invaders.
This development has been confirmed by the
Chairman of the National Youth Council of
Nigeria, Anambra State Chapter, Comrade
In his message to NAIJ.com he narrated that the
equipment was vandalized in full broad day light,
while the police took a passive position and, in
fact, did nothing to protect the plant.
The police officers, mostly of Kogi State origin,
were complaining of neglect by the Police
authorities since they were posted to protect the
Oil Company. Therefore, the conclusion has been
made that the attackers were allegedly people of
Ibaji in Kogi State as well.
"We appeal to both Anambra State and the
Federal Govt to protect the oil facilities and stop
the madness from Kogi State. This latest attack is
seen as an act of provocation to the people of
Aguleri whose son Chief Willie Obiano would
take over the leadership of Anambra State from
Gov Peter Obi on the 17th of March 2014.
"We do not want these criminal hoodlums of
Boko Haram to enter our village. We therefore
call on President Jonathan CFR to restrain Gov
Idris Wada of Kogi State and send more
detribalised military presence in the affected
area," Nduanya said in his message.
A source of News Express in the State
Government of Anambra also confirmed the
attack, which had in the past drawn the attention
of the Federal Government to the deadly
communal dispute over the land where the oil
facilities are located.
It would be recalled that the refinery was
commissioned in late August 2012 by President
Goodluck Jonathan (in the photo above) to usher
Anambra into the league of oil-producing states.