Community Denies Planning to Blow Oil Installation


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The people of Kolokolo in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area (LGA) Saturday denied planning to blow pipelines belonging to Sahara Energy Resource Limited for depriving them of their rights.

Contrary to the claims of the oil firm, the people also said no worker of the oil company was abducted as their protest against Sahara Energy Resources Limited entered the seventh day.

The President-General of Kolokolo Youth Council Mr. Sunny Etchie made the clarification while addressing the protesters yesterday, saying there were attempts to sabotage the protests by some people.

Etchie explained that the people of Kolokolo “have no plan to blow pipelines belonging to Sahara Energy Resource Limited, even though we have been protesting against ill-treatment by the oil firm.”

The youth leader said the indigenes set up a camp at the entrance of the company last Sunday from where they were cooking and sleeping while awaiting the…

Source: Thisday Newspaper